An interview follow up email is becoming more and more acceptable, as so many business communications have become electronic and formal letter writing is in decline.
Advantages of Sending An Interview Thank You Email
And ... you will stand out when compared with other candidates who fail to send a thank you note at all!
To make the best impression, you should thank everyone who interviewed you.
Prepare for your interview by asking who you will be meeting and what their roles are, so you have their names ready for your thank you emails.
It's also good practice to ask your interviewers for their business cards ... and these will provide you with the email addresses that you need.
Look to tailor your emails to each person that interviews you, rather than sending the same 'blanket' message to all.
The only exception to the 'one message per person' rule, is where you are faced with a panel interview (more than 3 interviewers in one room). In these cases, one email to the person who leads the meeting, thanking him and his team will be appropriate.
Your post interview thank you message is your chance to remind your interviewer of your strengths as a candidate.
You could remind your interviewer why your capabilities are a good match for the position, or, you could provide some supporting information about a question you were asked in the interview.
You can also ask a follow up question, but don't phrase it as something you forgot to ask! Better to say 'I would like to know more about ...'
Proofread your message carefully
ALWAYS take time to read through your thank you email carefully, before you hit the send button. You will need to focus on spelling and grammar, not just the content of the message itself.
If your spelling is not good, ask a trusted friend or family member to proof read your message for you ... your new job might depend on it!
Still not sure what to say or how to strike the right tone? Here's a sample interview thank you email ready for you to copy and paste into your own message.
And, if you're still at the earliest stage of your job search and want more pay, better benefits and a better standard of living, here's where you can learn how to excel at job interviews and land your dream job today!
Best of luck with your job search!!
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