Friday, February 28, 2014

Five Simple "Thank You Email" Tips

In general, it is advisable to send a brief thank you note to your interviewer(s).   Before you leave the interview, make sure you have the names and email addresses of all your interviewers.  Unless there is some reason why you believe you should send a handwritten note, send a short email to each interviewer.  Make it about the interviewer, not about yourself.  The interviewer does not want to read another missive about how you are perfect for the job.  Personalize it to the company.

Below are five simple "thank you email" tips to keep in mind:
    1. Thank them for taking the time to meet you today.
    2. Mention something the interviewers mentioned about the company or the position that was interesting to you.  Perhaps that you enjoyed learning more about something specific or unique they discussed.
    3. Talk about why the company is of interest to you.
    4. Then simply reiterate your strong interest in the position and that you look forward to hearing from him/her soon.
    5. Sign the email like you would a formal letter, using "Sincerely" or something similar and hit four returns and then your name.  Below your name, place your email address and your phone number.
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