It’s a simple fact, the after interview thank you email you send could be the tie breaker between you and another candidate getting the position!
Bothering to write a thank you note, says a number of things about you. First, you are courteous and professional and second you are someone who sees things through to completion. Most of all it says you are keen enough on the job to want to go the extra mile by writing a note of thanks.
The time you put in to writing a tailored interview thank you letter could be the best investment that you make, that’s because all other things being equal, the candidate that demonstrates the most professional follow up is the one who will be hired!
Top tips for writing a convincing follow up Email include: Reflecting back the conversation high points, or areas that you felt were of particular importance to the interviewer. For example, critical performance areas of the job, or the company future goals.
At the same time your Email should focus on what you can do for them, in particular highlighting and reaffirming, that your unique skill set and experience are the perfect match for what they are looking for.
Below are two sample Emails, you can also click this link to move from after interview thank you email to sample interview thank you letter to find more examples.
After Interview Thank You Email Sample 1
I would like to express my gratitude for taking the time to interview me for the position of (name position). I really enjoyed our conversation, in particular I enjoyed learning more about (name the job) and about the company’s future plans and ambitions to achieve (name company objectives).
I came away feeling very excited as I am convinced that my skills in (name area of expertise) are a perfect fit for the job and could make a significant contribution towards achieving the company goals you spoke about.
I also appreciate you sharing the company’s challenges in such a candid way, I have a number of ideas which could offer workable solutions to these issues. In particular with regards to challenge x (name challenge), I have direct experience of this area and I forgot to mention the specific praise I received from a former boss (name boss) who said he was very impressed by my management of a similar situation.
I also enjoyed hearing about the company’s values, in particular passion, focus on results and teamwork (name company values) are very much aligned to what I believe. That’s why not only do I feel that I would make a strong contribution, but also feel I would fit right in at (name company).
Once again, thank you for your consideration, I am very keen to work for you and look forward to hearing your decision soon.
After Interview Thank You Email – Sample 2
It was a pleasure to meet you this morning. I really appreciate the time you spent discussing the job and introducing me to the team.
In particular I enjoyed talking about (name area of interest). As I mentioned during our conversation, I have extensive experience in (name area). I am confident that this experience coupled with my passion and drive for (name area), would make a strong contribution towards achieving your goal of (name goal).
In addition to my solid experience in the area (name area), I have received feedback that I am an excellent communicator, can lead or work as part of a team and if hired, you will find me flexible, enthusiastic and willing to go the extra mile with customers. (or insert job relevant behaviours here – you will find these on the job description)
I am also keen to add that I was particularly impressed with the team’s passion, drive and creativity. I feel I would definitely enjoy working alongside such a talented group.
Once again thank you for your time and consideration, I feel very enthusiastic about the position and look forward to hearing your hiring decision in due course.
The after interview thank you email, is an important part of your job interview follow up strategy. It’s not only the professional thing to do, it’s also another opportunity to remind the interviewer why you are the ideal candidate for the position.
Remember to reflect back the high points of the conversation and focus on what you can do for them! This could be the tie breaker between you and another candidate getting the job. For more expert tips on how to write the perfect follow up thank you note, click the link below.
Originally posted 2016-09-06 18:52:29.