For many job seekers, the thank you for job interview
letter is one of the overlooked chances to shine.
These candidates simply write a thank you note and
nothing more, joining the masses of other candidates
who write similar notes. With a little bit of extra
effort, however, these same candidates could improve
their chances of getting the job by writing a thank
you note that does more than just express gratitude.
With the addition of a simple piece of valued
information to the thank you letter, candidates can
make their thank you letter stand out, can highlight
some valuable characteristics of themselves, create a
slight relationship with the interviewer and make that
interviewer look forward to their future
Most thank you for job interview letters have a very
similar format. They start with the candidate thanking
the interviewer for the interview. They follow that
with an expression of interest in the position. They
follow that with an invitation to contact the
candidate for more conversations. Then they sign off.
Though there is nothing inherently bad about this kind
of letter, it does have the disadvantages of being
typical and uninteresting to the interviewer. To
remedy these problems, the letter that you write
should be unique in some way and offer the interviewer
something that he or she might want. A simple method
of accomplishing this is by adding what it called an
Thank You for The Job Interview Continued...
Before you write your thank you for job interview
note, go over the interview that you had with the
hiring manager. Did he or she express or show extreme
interest in any topic, subject or issue that you
discussed? Maybe he or she appeared to be particularly
excited about a job initiative or about some subject
that the two of you discussed on your resume. Whenever
it might have happened, try to come up with a subject
or topic that you believe that the interviewer would
appreciate learning more about. When you write your
thank you letter, add some information about that
subject or topic.
Write your thank you note for job interview in the
usual manner, then simply and casually add the extra
information, after an explanation of why you sent it.
Say “during our conversation, you mentioned that your
company was switching to a new technology. That
reminded me of an article I read about how to adjust
to company-wide changes as smoothly as possible. I’ve
attached the article and hope that you find it
useful.” Though this extra effort isn’t going to
necessarily result in an automatic hire, it will
certainly elevate you from the average job seeker’s
thank you letter.
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