Post-Interview Thank You

I’m not sure if I am simply old school but, I am noticing a trend. A large percentage of job applicants fail to convey their interest in a position/company post-interview.

There is a huge opportunity to stamp your name and qualifications on a job, but it takes a moment of intentionality and authenticity. I realize this can be argued as archaic and not necessary, so be it. I stand firm that a simple thank you for your time, goes a long way.

Writing a thank you email post-interview is an important step in the job search process. It can help you stand out from other candidates and leave a positive impression on the interviewer. Here are some tips on how to write a thank you email that will leave a lasting impression:

1.     Send it promptly

It's important to send a thank you email within 24 hours of your interview. This shows that you're interested in the position and that you're organized and efficient.

2.     Personalize your message

Make sure to address your interviewer by name and thank them for taking the time to speak with you. Mention specific points from the interview that you found interesting or that you appreciated.

3.     Reiterate your interest

Use the thank you email to express your continued interest in the position. Let the interviewer know that you're excited about the opportunity to work with them and the company.

4.     Highlight your qualifications

Use the thank you email to emphasize your qualifications and relevant experience. If there's something you forgot to mention during the interview, this is a good opportunity to bring it up.

5.     Keep it concise

Your thank you email should be short and to the point. Avoid rambling or including irrelevant information.

Here's an example of what your thank you email could look like:

Subject: Thank you for the interview

Dear [Interviewer’s Name],

I want to thank you for taking the time to speak with me about the [Position] role at [Company]. I appreciated learning more about the company culture, and how my skills and experience can contribute to the company's growth.

I was particularly interested in [something specific from the interview]. I believe that this [aspect of the role/project]is something that I could excel at, given my experience in [related experience/skill].

I am excited about the opportunity to work with you and the team at [Company], and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you again for your time.

Best regards, [Your Name]

 In conclusion, sending a thank you email post-interview is a great way to show your gratitude, interest in the position, and to stand out from other candidates. Keep it short, personalized, and highlight your qualifications and relevant experience. Good luck!

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