Sending a thank you letter after interview

Sending a thank you letter after interview tends to be an overlooked area of the job search process but it has three key benefits to you, the job seeker.

  1. Sending a thank you letter after a job interview is a matter of courtesy to thank the interviewer for their time, which reinforces the good impression that you will have made at the interview.
  2. A thank you letter after interview gives you the opportunity to re-affirm your interest in the position and highlight your key qualifications for the job.
  3. If there is a second interview, your thank you letter will help to keep your application fresh in the mind of the interviewer.

According to ResumeEdge in a recent survey 94% of recruiters surveyed said that a thank you letter after interview would increase the applicant's chances of getting the job. In the same survey it was found that less than 20% of applicants actually send a thank you letter after interview.

To make sure you increase your own chances of success, the following styles of thank you letter after interview wording will provide you with a foundation that you can personalize to your own circumstances.

If you need any assistance at all with your interview thank you letter, Employment360 highly recommend the services of ResumeEdge. This aspect of your job search is simply too important to take any chances with.



Thank you letter after interview - example opening paragraph 1
I would like to thank you for the time you gave me to discuss _______________ (company’s) future plans. As I mentioned during our interview, I am confident that, given the chance, I could fully contribute to your company objectives and goals.

Thank you letter after interview - example opening paragraph 2
It was a pleasure meeting with you to discuss the position you have open at _______________ (company). I found our meeting to be informative and I am very enthusiastic about the position that you are seeking to fill.




Thank you letter after interview - example body paragraph 1
As you may remember from our discussion, my background includes significant experience in _______________ and _______________. I am confident that this experience will enable me to be a vital asset to your company.

Thank you letter after interview - example body paragraph 2
As we reviewed this morning, in addition to my relevant skills and qualifications, I have substantial experience in many of the areas that match closely with the description of the position that you are seeking to fill.




Thank you letter after interview - example closing paragraph 1
I believe that I have the exact background and experience that you are seeking. I will call you again next week to check on the progress of your search and determine if you have reached a decision.

Thank you letter after interview - example closing paragraph 2
The time and consideration you have given me are very much appreciated and I will call you on Thursday after you have had an opportunity to review the remaining candidates.




These formats should give you a useful starting point and make sure that you remind the interviewer about your suitability for the job.

If you are looking for a professionally written, affordable thank you letter after interview, Employment360 highly recommend the services of ResumeEdge to distinguish yourself from other applicants. In the words of Jeffrey F, a satisfied ResumeEdge customer: "I sent off the first thank you letter of my career, and five days later I found out that I got the job." It can make the difference.

Once you have sent your thank you letter after interview you should prepare yourself for any remaining parts of your job search, such as salary negotiations as part of a job offer. You can click here for the Employment360.com Salary Negotiation Tip Center to help you with this.

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