You put a lot of effort into crafting a resume and preparing for an interview. Luckily, you got an interview call and just attended the job interview and walked out of the venue. Everything went right and you’re pretty sure you aced it. Now it is the time to do more to make sure you get the job. It is the perfect time to send a follow-up message and thank the interviewer. Believe me, recruiters pay very close attention to how well and how quickly you write a thank you email after the face to face interview round.
In the recent competitive time, if walk-in job interview gives you the chance to position yourself as a strong candidate in front of the potential employer, writing a thank you email or note will allow you to make a good impression. In the modern world, thank you email takes the place of old-fashioned, paper-and-ink thank you note. Thank you email has a couple of advantages so here, I am going to tell you how to write a professional follow-up message after your interview. Read the complete article and check exactly what to do (and not do) when thanking the employer, as not sending the right type of message can do more harm than good.
Simple and Short
It would be a good practice if you present a short and simple thank you email. Hiring manager is probably busy and won’t have the time to read multiple pages long message. For a quick follow up drop a good post-interview thank you email.
Match it to your interview
Don’t forget to match thank you note to the tone of your interview and the company you interviewed for. Write a note by keeping in view the position. If writing for an entry or mid-level position, keep it simple and if it is for a corporate position write a more detailed one.
Keep subject line clear
Don’t try getting fancy. Provide enough information in the subject line so that your email gets noticed and the interviewer will open the same. Include the phrase “thank you”, your name or the title of the job you interviewed for (or both).
Make it Personal
Please remember to make your thank you note personal. You can add some points that you and the interviewer discussed at the time of the interview. It would be great if you wrote a separate thank-you note to each person involved in your interview.
Close with a professional sign-off
Sign the note with “Sincerely” followed by your full name. Under your name, put your basic contact information such as telephone number and email address. If you don’t know what the next steps are, say something like, “I look forward to hearing from you,” so they know you’re ready to take the next step.
Present it well, as this note will take you one step closer to getting that “congratulations” phone call you’ve been waiting for.
Swati Sharma writes for online publications, newspapers covering business, technology, health, career, fitness and sports. She holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from one of the reputed university. She loves to write about every aspect of technology and recent market trends.