Boost Your Odds: Follow-Up After Coding Tests

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Why Send a Follow-Up Email After a Coding Challenge?

Sending a follow-up email after a coding challenge is more than just good manners; it's a strategic move to keep you on the radar of potential employers. It shows professionalism, eagerness, and a proactive attitude.

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What to Include in Your Follow-Up 📝

  • Thank You: Express gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the challenge.

  • Reflections on the Challenge: Briefly discuss what you learned or enjoyed during the coding challenge.

  • Open Questions: If you have any, politely ask about the next steps or timelines for feedback.

Maximizing Impact 🔍

  • Be Timely: Send your follow-up email within 24-48 hours after completing the challenge to ensure your efforts are fresh in the employer’s mind.

  • Keep It Brief: Stick to a concise, respectful, and positive tone without overstepping or appearing desperate.

Following up after a coding challenge not only keeps you engaged with potential employers but also sets a professional tone that might just tip the scales in your favor.


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