How to Write a Thank You Email After Your Interview

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You met with the recruiter, answered dozens of new questions, and asked a few of your own before slamming the door. I’ve nailed it all, there’s nothing else to do, is there?

No! You missed something:  A thank you email after your interview.

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According to research, one in five recruiters would fire an applicant for not submitting a thank you letter. And since 31% of job seekers don’t always send one (and 7% never), simply sending a thank you email greatly increases the likelihood of getting the job and Do My Homework.

Most job seekers put a lot of time and effort into creating a resume and preparing for the interview. Post-interview thank you emails are something a lot of people overlook. 

Although sending a thank you email after an interview is not “necessary”, it is highly recommended to confirm your interest in the position, showcase your strengths and follow up on something from the interview.

It’s best to send the email within a few hours of the interview, as recruiters often make quick decisions and you want to make a good impression .

I’ll show you how to do that in this book.

What to say in your post-interview thank you email or note

Here are some simple tips to include in any thank you letter you send after an interview, as well as some optional ideas:

Thanks to note segment #1:

Thank the interviewer for their time and attention.

Remember, this is why you write a thank you in the first place. Someone has taken the time to get to know you and assess your suitability for a job. One of the most important elements of the note is a heartfelt thank you.

Thanks to note segment #2:

Briefly reiterate why you are interested in the job and why you are a good fit.

Ideally, during the interview you did a decent job explaining why you want the job and why you want to work for the company. Almost every interviewer looks for these qualities. When in doubt, it’s always a good idea to repeat these two points in your thank-you note or letter.

Thanks, Section #3:

Consider something that you find fascinating or helpful in the interview.

This shows your interviewer that you were paying attention, studying, and taking notes during the interview. It’s necessary to engage with your interviewer during the interview, but you can also indicate that something has struck a chord with you.

Thank you to note section #4.

Reassure the interviewer that you are the right person for the job

Another thing you might as well have done during the interview explained why you qualify for the job and how your qualifications or experience will help you get the job done.

It’s definitely worth including a line in your thank-you letter to remind them of your key strengths and skills that make you great for the job.

Common Thank You Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

 Before you look at the do’s and don’t keep in mind that small mistakes can have big consequences, especially since the short message is the last impression you can give the hiring manager before making a decision.

# 1. Take forever to follow up with the interviewer

Why is it taking so long to write your thank you letter when you want to get a job offer? You can send a thank you message within 24 hours of your interview. Hiring managers make quick decisions. So try to make sure your thank you letter gets to them before the window closes.

Recommendation:  You should not send your thank you email right after the interview. It might make you look desperate. Take your time writing the letter and set a reminder if you think you might forget it quickly.

# 2. Don’t make requests.

When writing a thank you note, remember why you are writing it: to express gratitude. It is important to realize that you are not asking for anything else.

Making a request takes the focus off your thank-you letter and means that appreciation isn’t the real motive for your letter.

#3. Salary increase and social benefits theme

Even if you’re curious about how much money your potential work will cost, the thank-you letter isn’t the place to mention salaries and benefits. This is the time to thank the employer for their time and opportunity, not to inquire about the amount of money or your pay structure and pay for an essay online.

 Recommendation: Once you have received a job offer, you will have the opportunity to discuss your salary. Until then, remember to be thankful and enthusiastic.

#4. Don’t point out your mistakes in the interview

If you made a mistake during the interview, it’s best not to bring it up again when trying to get the job.

A long, repetitive email will not affect the outcome of the interview. Accept your losses, learn from your mistakes and move on to the next available job opportunity.

You may be tempted to justify or apologize for whatever happened. Instead, focus on your positive qualities and identify memorable interview moments if any come up.

 

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