It is critical that you follow up with a thank you note after your interview. This should not be an optional extra touch; for many interviewers, it is an expected part of a good candidate interview and is a major red flag when forgotten.
Be sure to send the thank you email within 24 hours. If possible, we recommend sending the same day. If you are planning to send through the mail, also send an email the day of, as it usually takes a few days to arrive through the mail.
When writing your thank you note, speak authentically. Don’t use a generic message, tailor it specifically to the conversation you had in your interview. Your thank you note should touch on the following:
- Thank the interviewer for their time
- Reiterate the qualities that make you a good fit for the role
- Explain why you are excited about this role and the company
You should send individualized messages to everyone you meet with; we do not recommend sending one bulk message to everyone who interviewed you. You want the notes to be as personalized as possible. Collect business cards from the people you speak with so you have their email addresses. If you don’t have someone’s email address, you can ask the recruiter or your point of contact. You could also use an email finder service like Email Hunter or Connect.
Here is a sample thank you note we like for your reference. Don't forget - make it YOURS!
Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me today. It was a pleasure connecting with you and learning more about [Company name]’s mission and the [Job title] role.
I am truly excited about this opportunity. This role aligns perfectly with my experience and skill set, and is exactly what I am looking for in the next step of my career. Being [insert 3-4 qualities - ie: hard working, dedicated, proactive, organized, mission-driven] are all traits I would bring into this role to help you and the team become more efficient and enable you to focus on your priorities.
I love the vision you have as a company - [explain here - this should be very personalized] and I am incredibly impressed with the platform you’re building to help make this happen. I would love to be able to join you in this mission and I look forward to hearing from you about the next steps.
Please let me know if I can provide any additional information in the meantime.
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