What should I include in my after interview thank you email?
After Interview Follow Up Email
Once you’ve completed your job interview—whether it was a phone interview or a face-to-face interview—you should sent a follow-up interview thank you email to each of the individuals you spoke to within 24 hours of talking with them.
Use this follow up email after your interview as an opportunity to highlight your strongest selling points for this particular position that you identified based on what you learned by talking with the employer about the position.
You can also use your follow up email as an opportunity to mention any key points you forgot to mention in the interview that you feel will help sell you.
Here are some key points to consider when developing a follow-up email after your interview:
- Remember that the main point of sending your email is to help you stand out in the eyes of an employer, since a high percentage of your competition won’t take the time to send one
- Send an email to each person you met with
- Send email as soon as possible—the day of or the day after the interview
- To gather the appropriate email addresses, ask for business cards at the interview
- Keep your interview follow-up email a few paragraphs that would fit on one printed page
After Interview Follow Up Email Content Format
Here’s the content and format to use for the email:
See a Follow-Up Email After Interview Example
- Start by thanking the interviewer for meeting with you
- Express your interest in the position
- Assume that what they asked you about in the interview is what they are most value in a candidate, and highlight this experience in your thank you letter
- Identify a few of your strongest selling points based on what you
learned in the interview, and reiterate them in your thank you letter
- Cover any key points you forgot to mention in the interview
- Close by again thanking the interviewer for their time, expressing your interest in the position, and indicating you hope to hear from them soon
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