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Thank You Email After The Interview - How To Compose It

We think that is is safe to safe that the job is not yet done, even if you have smashed that interview. The next remaining challenge is to send that thank you or follow up email after the interview.

But is it that easy? No it's not. You can't just go back home, draft a short letter, or copy a thank you email template from a website and then you are done.

We have a much better approach that is guaranteed to give you much better chances. It is important to remember that the hiring manager is still evaluating you after that interview.

Before we get to the nitty gritty however, we would like to mention a bunch of no-nos.

  • Don’t wait to long to send that thank you letter. You don’t want to look like you have got better things to do. You should send it out as soon as you can.
  • Do not be generic. Be personal and make the interviewer feel as if the email is drafted for them.
  • Don’t talk more about yourself, skillsets, experience. They already know about you.
  • Don’t share your website or LinkedIn profile.

So far in the application process, what have you given the interviewer that added value to his life? Are they a better person now after having met you? Did you open their eyes to “something”? Did they know “one more thing” now that having met you? Have you at all been able to add anything to their lives?

In simple terms, he says in order to get “YES” you need; reciprocity, social proof, commitment and consistency, liking, authority, and scarcity.

 

Ask yourself these questions; If I am on the receiving end of this content, will it make me better educated, more informed, more intellectual, smarter, or will it yield more opportunities?

If you can answer “Yes” to any of these questions, then you are on the right track. Now you are ready to draft that thank you email.

 

Here are some options you can use:

Hi Joe, (we prefer Hi, but you can use “Dear” if you wish to) Thank you very much for your time to interview me today.

I highly appreciate the opportunity to learn more about [the job].

I am definitely excited and looking forward to learning from the best while delivering to the best of my capabilities. [it’s always good to pamper their ego a bit].

This opportunity is exactly what I have been looking for; a fast-paced multinational environment with highly intellectual [consultants].

Frankly, I have been day-dreaming about working for [company] for quite some time. I hope I was able to show my enthusiasm and skillsets in the interview as well.

Once again, thank you for considering me for this wonderful opportunity. I am confident I will be very successful with your leadership.

Having said that, I took the initiative to research more about [company or topic of interest] and thought to share with you [The content].

I have gone through it and found it really informative when it comes to [Talk a bit more about that content here and tell them why it’s great].

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Best, Careers Portal

*Don’t copy the words between [brackets].

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