Thank You Letter After A Job Interview

By: Jimmy Sweeney

Author of the brand new "Job Interview Secret"

Send a Thank You Letter After a Job Interview!

A thank you letter after a job interview can take two forms. The first form is the typical, normal, regular form. This simply thanks the interviewer, expresses further interest in the job, invites the interviewer to contact for a second conversation and signs off. The second type does all those things but also distinguishes the candidate from the other applicants, highlights some favorable characteristics and creates a slight relationship with the interviewer. If you choose to write the second type of thank you letter, the good news is that it does not require significantly more work than the first on. As a matter of fact, 90% of the second type of thank you letter is identical to the first type.

Both kinds of thank you letter after a job interview begin with the same basic text. A good example of the genre would go something like this: “Thank you for your time and consideration yesterday. The more I learned about the opening, the more excited I became about the opportunity. I look forward to the chance to meet and speak with you again about the job at your convenience.” The second kind of letter simply adds something that the interviewer will find interesting and rewarding to this basic letter format as a gift. This something doesn’t have to be elaborate. Since company rules and professional ethics mean material goods and money are out of consideration, then it’s not expensive either. As a matter of fact, it’s free. It’s information.

A Thank You Letter After Job a Interview?

The informational gift is simply a little tidbit of information that the interviewer is likely to appreciate. You pick out what it will be by paying close attention to the conversation in the interview, and what topics or subjects seemed to most interest the interviewer. After the interview, you take notes of what those topics and subjects were, and be sure to get a business card so that you have the interviewer’s contact details. When you write the thank you note, you follow it up with research or writing that creates the informational gift that you believe the interviewer would appreciate. It could be something so simple as a link to a running club, a list of restaurants, or a link to an article in a business publication.

Adding the informational gift to the thank you letter after job interview fulfills a couple of objectives. The first and most important one is that it sets you apart from the rest of the candidate pool who did not do so. The second is that it displays your ability to listen to other people, anticipate what they might want and provide that without being told. It creates a slight bit of a closer relationship with the interviewer and the candidate. Lastly, it makes the interviewer believe that your future communications might have information of value in them as well.

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