Interview experts will tell you that it is critical to send a thank you note after every interview. Interview experts will also tell you that few jobseekers actually do it.
Writing a thank you note will not only get you noticed, it could give you a significant advantage over other candidates. Sending a thank you note demonstrates several things to your potential employer, the most important being a show of gratitude. Employers know that if you appreciate an opportunity, you will appreciate the job.
Thank you notes also give you a chance to reiterate your interest in the position and add anything that you forgot to mention previously. If you feel it is necessary to remind the interviewer of who you are, summarize a few main points discussed during the interview.
You should send thank you notes to every person involved in the interview- interviewers, managers, and even administrative assistants who were especially helpful. Personalize the note by addressing it directly to the person you want to thank. If you are handwriting the note, use nice stationary or a card and write neatly. If typing the note, be sure to include a legible signature at the bottom.
Make an effort to avoid sounding mechanical and obligatory. If sending several notes, try to make each one original. And finally, be sure to send the thank you note no later than one day after your interview.
Sample Thank You Note
Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today. ABC Corp. seems like the perfect fit for my experience. I am very interested in the position. Feel free to contact me at 555-5555 should you have any additional questions.