Post interview thank you notes. Clinch that job by sending out an effective thank you letter after a job interview.
It is now more important than ever what with hundreds sometimes
thousands of candidates vying for the same job, the competition is
tough. It is certainly a wise move to send out thank you notes.
Set yourself apart by sending a professionally written after interview thank you.
Not only is it polite, it also makes your potential employer aware that you really are keen on securing the job.
Important points to consider are:
1. Have the correct names, titles and contact details of the person or people who interviewed you to hand.
2. Send your thank you note as soon as possible after the interview, preferably within 24 hours.
3. Only hand write your thank you note if you have legible handwriting, otherwise type it. In fact you may want to send a thank you note by email and then follow up with snail mail.
4. Choose plain good quality stationery with matching envelopes.
5. Be short and to the point.
6. State what you enjoyed about the interview.
Remember, it is a thank you note.
All of the sample thank you notes below can be adapted for different types of jobs.
Sample Inteview Thank You
Marketing Manager Interview Thank You
Dear Mr Smith,
It was a pleasure meeting you today regarding the position of Marketing Manager.
The presentation on the Company history and job position left a positive impression upon me. After our meeting, it left me further convinced that my skills and qualifications are a match for the position of Marketing Manager within the Company.
I look forward to hearing from you in due course and would like to thank you once again for your time.
Accounting Interview Thank You
Dear Mr Jones,
Thank you for taking the time to meet with me yesterday regarding the accounting position.
I am confident that my attention to detail and organizational skills make me a strong candidate for the position. Speaking with members of the team was time well spent in finding out more about what the job entails.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Other important points to bear in mind are:
Always check for spelling and grammar. Nothing is worse than a page full of mistakes. I suggest you have someone proof read your interview thank you note. Check, check and check again!
Check the spelling of the interviewer's name and his or her correct job title.
If your thank you notes are typed, always hand write your signature.
Telephone Interview Thank You
Dear Mr Smith,
Thank you for the opportunity of speaking with you today. In light of what we discussed, I feel that my 5 years sales experience in Germany and my German language skills make me a strong candidate for the position of Sales Executive in Munich.
I enjoyed taking part in the telephone interview and am very interested in the postion you have to offer.
I look forward to hearing from you.