Writing a thank you note after the #interview is a key part of the interview process. No interview is complete without it and many people don’t realize is that the quality of your thank you note can be a huge influencer in whether or not you are #hired.
Most people will write a generic “thank you for taking the time to interview me, and it was great to meet you and see your company”, but this states the obvious and is really boring. Instead, turn your follow up into a powerful opportunity to tell an #employer exactly why you are the right person for the #job. Think outside the box!
Review what you learned about the company, what they are looking for in you as a new hire and the answers to the questions that you asked. Then draft a note that hooks them in and tells them WHY they should hire YOU.
Be creative! Consider sending your thank you in video format, in an engaging e-card, or infographic. If sending an email, let your personality and voice shine through. And remember to thank the inter-viewer(s) for their time and consideration.
Here is an example written by my client Joe:
Hello Mary and Dan,
It was such a pleasure to meet you both yesterday, learn more about your company and the role of Senior Marketing Analyst. Going home, I gave thought to our discussion about what gives your company a competitive advantage in your industry.
My mind has been rapid-firing and I am excited to apply my expert understanding of big data, skill in translating trends, and understanding of consumer behaviour to continue growing that competitive advantage through laser-sharp recommendations that I know will drive key business decisions and positively impact your bottom line.
Furthermore, in learning more about your philanthropic projects that support small businesses in low-income areas, I know that I would be a proud ambassador of your brand. Thank you again for your time and consideration and I look forward to the opportunity to add value to your team.
What stands out here is Joe's passion and personality. The key is to let your voice shine through....Oh, and have fun!