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You did it – you got that interview and you nailed it! You have reason to be proud of yourself, so take a moment to pat yourself on the back. There you go.
Now, down to business. You may be a little surprised when I tell you that your job is not quite done yet, though you are most of the way there.
So what now, you ask? Well, it’s time to remind the recruiters you met earlier about your meeting — this is, after all, the last chance you’ll have to make an impression before they make a decision.
In this guide, you will find out whom to write, when to write them and what to say.
Let’s get started!
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There are several good reasons to write a thank you e-mail after a job interview, the most basic of which is simply: it’s good manners.
There are more self-serving reasons, too. One is that writing such an e-mail will help you stand out, because not everyone will take the time to contact every recruiter they had an interview with.
This helps solidify your image as someone truly enthusiastic about the job — and responsible and courteous, to boot.
Another good reason to send a thank you e-mail is that it is a chance to once more reiterate why you are the right person for the job. Two more minutes to sell your strengths? Sounds like a good deal to me.
By now you can probably see why sending a thank you e-mail is a good idea.
Keep reading to find out how to go about it.
A thank you e-mail after interview is not supposed to be long, but rather a summary of the interview and a final opportunity to express your enthusiasm for working for the company.
For a good, easy to read letter, divvy it up into the following parts:
Still not entirely confident? Don’t worry, we have examples 😄
Below you will find a sample thank you e-mail as well as a template that you can feel free to use. As you will soon see, it’s not that hard to write something concise and effective.
Sample Thank You Email After Interview
E-mail subject line: Retail Sales Assistant, Annette McCarthy – Thank you Hi Jeremy, I just wanted to say thank you for our conversation yesterday. It was really interesting to find out more about what Macy’s does, both in business and in charity. I was especially touched and impressed by the amount of prom dresses the company donated to underprivileged girls around the country – that must have made their day! Working as a Retail Sales Associate at Macy’s would be the perfect way for me to put the skills I am learning at my college Sales class to good use. I am certain my enthusiasm, flexibility and sensitivity to customer needs will allow me to be an asset to your Retail Sales team. I believe this career opportunity is an excellent match for my talents and I would be glad to have the opportunity to work for a company as successful and progressive as Macy’s. I appreciate the time you took to interview me and I look forward to hearing from you on June 26. If you have any further questions, feel free to get in touch. Sincerely, Annette McCarthy
Thank You Email After Interview template:
E-mail subject line: Thank you, [job title, your first name and last name -- Thank you] Hi [Interviewer’s name], I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for meeting me [day of meeting]. I really enjoyed our conversation and it was a pleasure to learn about [company name] and all of the work you do in [area of business]. Working as a [job title] for [company name] sounds like a great opportunity to develop, and development is always high on my list of priorities! OPTIONAL: After our conversation, I did some thinking on what you said about [topic you discussed] and I believe my experience with [specific area] would be a real asset to your projects. If you need any more information, feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you on [date agreed on during interview]. Sincerely, [your name and surname]
Before you send your thank you e-mail, take one last quick quick look at this list of do’s and don’ts to make sure you got everything right and avoided some of the most common pitfalls.
Got it? Good! Now let’s cross our fingers and send it. And when you get invited to the next stage, don’t worry – we’ll prepare for it together!