Sending the perfect thank you note makes more of an impression when you’re competing against others and increases a positive impression. If your interview was perhaps on the fence, think about this as a way to tip the tables in your favor – even after the interview is over.
Email vs. Snail Mail
If where you interviewed is a formal or conservative culture, go with snail mail. Email is the most popular and accepted way to send a thank you note, so it’s the new base line. If you decide to go with snail mail, make sure it’s typed, since handwritten isn’t considered professional.
Remind Them Who You Are
The interviewer is busy, but sending a professional thank you note reminds them of you and keeps you in their mind. Most people think that the interviewer will remember them, but that doesn’t always happen. This is the polite way to nudge them into keeping you informed and also remembering why they interviewed you in the first place.
Highlight Your Best Qualities
Make sure to thank the interviewer for their time and use this accent your best qualities. If you thought of other things you could have said during the meeting, now is the time to do it. Remind them of your abilities and your desire to work there.
Mention Topics from Interview
If you have specific experience that they’re looking for or you hold a license that they asked about, make sure to bring that up again. The more you can show that you’re a good fit for the company’s goals and culture, the better impression your letter will make.
Be Sure To Proofread
The last thing you want is for a small error to undo all this hard work!
Send It Within One Day of the Interview
Don’t let them forget who you are! Fast is better to get in front of the interviewer as soon as possible. It’s not going to do you any good if the job is already filled by the time you send it.
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