Gone are the days when a good cover letter, resume, attire and communication skills were enough to get you a job. With such cut throat competition, it isn’t enough.
So what does one do?
You need to send a thank you email after the interview. It shows that you appreciate that someone took some time from their busy schedule for you and gives you an edge in the hiring process too.
Here are a few samples of thank you emails after an interview to help you create a lasting impression.
1. Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:
I sincerely enjoyed meeting with you yesterday and got a better understanding of my role and the organisation.
Our conversation was what made me really interested in joining XYZ. I was particularly pleased at the prospect of being able to come up with new ideas, handle projects independently and develop my skills.
I feel confident that my past work experience and education make me the perfect fit for this role.
Please feel free to contact me if I can provide you with any further information. I look forward eagerly to hearing from you soon. Thank you again for the courtesy you extended to me.
2. Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:
It was a pleasure meeting you the other day and discussing my role as a teacher at XYZ School. I really appreciate the time you took interviewing me for the position.
I really liked that you wanted to know my views as well as my expectations of this position. It was heartening to know so much more regarding the good work and the future plans that you have for school. I would be glad to be a part of this journey. My previous experience and my passion for teaching are what make me really confident of being a strong candidate for this position.
I look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to reach out to me beforehand with any questions or concerns. My phone number is *********11.
Thank you again for your time and consideration.
3. Hi [Name],
I’m so grateful for your generosity in spending time speaking with me and sharing your insights about the new position. Thank you.
At the end, I had mentioned my excitement about having a chance to implement certain strategies and ideas to take the company to a completely different level. I am really happy that you patiently heard all of it and shared your views as well.
I hope I’ve also conveyed well to everyone in the team regarding my eagerness to receive your/their mentorship and come out with flying colours.
The enthusiasm and passion in you and the team strengthen my belief that this is definitely the right place. I am sure it will be fun to work together.
Whatever happens, let’s please keep in touch!
4. Your Name
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
City, State, Zip Code
Dear Mr/Ms. Last Name:
It was lovely meeting you. I had a great time discussing the job as an account executive and got to know so much more regarding the organisation. The job, as you presented, seems to be the perfect match for my skills and interests. The creative approach to account management that you described confirmed my desire to work with you.
In addition to my enthusiasm, I will bring to the position strong writing skills, dedication, creativity and the spirit of working together as a team.
I appreciate the time you took to interview me. I am very interested in working for you and look forward to hearing from you.
5. Dear [salutation],
I wanted to thank you again for taking out time to discuss the [job title] position. I had a great time speaking to you. It would be amazing to get to work with such an amazing team.
Our conversation confirmed my interest in the opportunity, and I completely believe that my skills and experience make me a great fit for the position.
If you have any further questions or if I can provide any other information, please let me know.
6. Good afternoon, Ramesh,
It was a pleasure meeting you, and I truly enjoyed our conversation. Interviews are usually very stressful, but I have to thank you for making me feel so comfortable.
I am very excited about the possibility of joining the team and would greatly appreciate a follow-up as you move forward with the hiring process. For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or phone. Thanks again, and I hope to hear from you in the near future.
7. Subject: Thank you email
Hi [interviewer name],
Thank you so much for meeting with me today. It was such a pleasure to learn more about the team and position, and I’m very excited about the opportunity to join [company name] and help [bring in new clients / develop world-class content] with your team.
I look forward to hearing from you about the next steps in the hiring process. For additional information, you can get in touch by email or phone.
These were a few samples of after interview thank you email but you don’t necessarily need to copy it, add your own personal touch wherever required. Choose the best template that suits your personal situation and start writing. There’s no hiring manager or employer who wouldn’t love a follow-up email. This would be your way of being in their memory for a really long time or maybe this could get you the job as well.
Now that you know why and how to write a thank you email after the interview. There is nothing stopping you from getting your dream job. Go out and shine!!
Tell us about your experience of writing a thank you email. If you succeeded or were there some issues? Did you get a really positive response? I would love to hear them.
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