Sending a Thank You after the Job Interview: What to Include in the E-mail Text
by Heather Rothbauer-Wanish, Freelance Writer on January 25th, 2013
Imagine that you have just completed a job interview and it went fairly well. You are happy with your answers and are hopeful for a positive phone call from the prospective employer. Instead of waiting for that phone call and hoping for the best, you can do one more thing to make yourself stand out from the rest of the interviewees—send a thank you note to the interviewer.
Sending a thank you note to the potential employer serves two purposes. First, it illustrates your good manners and shows that you appreciate the time the interviewer gave to you. The second purpose of the thank you is to put your name in front of the employer one more time. If you are one of three people interviewed and you are the only interviewee that sends a thank you note, your name may jump to the top of the employee pile.
Many people wonder what to include in the thank you note. The key is to be concise and positive in your approach. Utilize the information below to craft a basic thank you letter that could be sent via e-mail and improve your chances at landing your dream job.
Thank you for taking time to meet with me on Monday, January xx. It was a pleasure to learn more about you and your organization.
Our meeting further piqued my interest in
Once again, please note that I am extremely interested in the