You spend weeks preparing for this job interview, you give your best on the hot seat and you walk out feeling confident and relieved. It’s done!
But it isn’t.
There’s one more step you need to take for the icing on the cake. And it’s a thank-you email. Did you know that some hiring managers, like Insider Inc. Managing Editor Jess Liebman, will not even consider candidates who haven’t taken the extra effort to thank them for their time!
The best time to send this email is within 24 hours of your interview, while the interviewer still remembers you and while you still remember the entire interview. A simple “Thank you for your time to interview me” won’t do. This is your chance to make your great final impression on the employer.
The interview thank-you email doesn’t require much heavy-lifting. This article shares a simple guideline for you to craft a thank-you email, post an interview.
Here are 4 steps to follow:
Create a clear subject line.
Go straight to the point. It’s the only way to make sure your thank you email gets opened.
Thank you, (Interviewer’s Name)!
Open with a personal greeting.
- Address the interviewer directly by name. If you have been interviewed by more than one person, send them thank-you emails individually.
Express your appreciation.
Since it’s a “thank you email” open with a “thank you!”
Show that you care about the time the interviewers spent with you describing the details of your position.
Include a specific reference.
- This should allow you to stand out from the crowd. It should highlight the best parts of the conversation you had with the interviewer.
End with a final reminder on why you’d be the perfect candidate for the job
Make thank-you emails, post interviews a habit. Because trust me, people like being thanked and people like feeling appreciated. Doing this will leave a great final impression on their minds.