Follow-up email to sourced candidate template

This follow-up email template is for you to use it when you want to follow up with a sourced passive candidate that you previously contacted. Since sourcing is one of the main methods for filling hard-to-fill roles, these email templates can save you time contacting potential job candidates. 

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follow up email template to passive candidates

How to send follow-up emails to passive candidates?

Passive candidates are everywhere, and not having a strategy on how to reach them can cost you a lot of great talent!

Don’t get disappointed with a low open and response rates, but always try to follow-up! To increase your emails open and response rates, make sure that you personalize both the subject line and the body of the email as much as possible. 

Before you send a follow-up email, wait at least three days. Give candidates a chance to think about your offer. 

Template for follow-up email to passive candidates

Subject line: Following up!

Dear [Candidate_Name],

Have you had a chance to red my previous email?

[company name] is currently looking for a [position] to join our amazing team, and I think you would be a great fit. We are currently working on cool projects such as [project description], and I thought you would find that interesting.

If this is something that interests you, please reach back to me.

I have also included some of our employee testimonials and stories, so that you can learn about what is it like to work for [company name].

Have a great rest of the day, and I hope to hear back from you,

[Your name]


Need more HR and recruiting templates email to passive candidates? Check templates for Human Resources and email templates for Recruiters.

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