A job interview doesn't end when you walk out the door. A little thank you note not only makes you stand out, it also creates a general good-feel. Here's a template to get you started.
You’ve just had an interview for a job you really want and you’re pretty sure you nailed it! Now you can just sit back and wait for the phone call with the (hopefully) good news, right? WRONG. In fact, this is the time to really shine and make yourself stand out with a follow up thank you email. (You’d be surprised how many people don’t do this).
The world is constantly changing but one thing that hasn't changed is the need to sincerely thank someone for their time. A thank you note to your interviewers, to express your appreciation for the time they’ve taken out to meet you, is a great way of showing that you’re interested in the position. It also gives you the opportunity to mention some points you may have missed. And who doesn’t love a personal thank you note?
Although you might be tempted to say send your interviewer flowers or a handwritten note, just keep in mind what the overall vibe is in the company. Are they a company that would truly appreciate this? Because, let’s face it, sending flowers in this situation is a bit cheesy, and sending a handwritten note to a digital/tech company might not be the best idea.
Okay, so what do you write? Just a quick thank you? Nope, that’s way too short and impersonal. Nor do you want to write a long and boring novel.
Don’t worry, help is here as we’ve created a little template you can copy and paste, get inspired by, tweak as you please, read out loud to your pet squirrel…. In other words, feel free to use it as you want:
Hi [Interviewer Name],
I wanted to thank you for meeting with me today and I really appreciate [insert something personal] for example: how you take care of your candidates. I realise how much work must go into each candidate and you have been great with letting me know what to expect from an interview and preparing to meet with the team and following up. I loved learning more about [insert company] and I’m very excited about the opportunity to join the team, and help [bring in new clients / develop world-class content / anything else awesome you would be doing] with your team.
I look forward to hearing back from you regarding the next steps, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any additional information following our interview.
No matter the amount of flattery just keep in mind that the interviewer is looking at your skills, experience and culture fit before anything else. But a thank you note certainly won’t hurt.
Best of luck and let us know how you get on!
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