Post-Interview: Sending a Thank You Note
After you have completed an interview, we highly recommend that you send a thank you note to each individual that you interviewed with. This is one way to stand out amongst the competition and to help you close the deal on landing your next job opportunity. Whether you send a thank you note via email or a hand written note, this is one way you can be sure your interviewer will remember you and it will give you an advantage over your competition.
Here are several things that you need to communicate in your post-interview thank you note:
Gratitude. Thank the interviewer for taking the time out of their busy schedule to meet with you. Be appreciative that they are considering you for the role/opportunity.
Understanding of the Job. Add some details about specifics they mentioned they were looking for. Let them know you heard them and understand what they are looking for.
“I noticed you indicated the need to be flexible as this role is evolves and I want to let you know that I am very adaptable.”
“I know you mentioned you were looking to increase sales by x% by the end of next quarter and I think my marketing skills will be able to help you accomplish that goal.”
Individualization. Make sure you affirm to the interviewer why you are the right person to hire for the position. This is where you need to sell your unique attributions, the things that distinct you from other job seekers. List some ideas, projects or processes you will implement to improve the department or overall organization.
Personalization. At the end of the day, we are all human. Make sure your letter indicates that YOU are human. Add a personal touch or something that you remembered they said. This is another way to confirm that you were paying attention in the conversation but also the fact that you are personable.
“Hope you have fun at your kid’s soccer game tonight!”
“It’s always nice to meet another Falcon’s fan!”
Closing. Finish the note by letting them know if they have any additional questions, they may contact you and leave your personal contact information such as you phone number. Let them know you are looking forward to hearing from them.
Once you send your post-interview thank you note/email, do not reach back out until you hear from them. Unless they have indicated that they will reach out to you by a certain date and you do not hear from them for several days after, then (and only then) it may be appropriate to reach out.
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