Job seekers require a sound strategy to be successful in this competitive market. You should always take additional steps to stand out from other applicants. At RE-Academy we teach job seekers to keep in mind that employers are your potential clients, and you need to convince them to purchase a service which is you and your skills.
A thank you letter shows gratitude for the interviewer’s time. Looking for the right fit for not only the position but the company itself is a time-consuming process for an organization. Employers will appreciate your courtesy so always send a thank you letter. Additionally, it will provide you with another chance to confirm that you are the right fit.
The letter should be prepared immediately following the interview. Hiring decisions can be made promptly. Therefore, sending a thank you letter quickly will remind the interviewer of what a professional and thoughtful candidate you are!
Keep in mind that today's business professionals never, ever have enough time. Therefore, every action you take at each stage of the job search process should add value to their time. When you send a thank you letter immediately, you will demonstrate that you understand the importance of following up and professionalism. Plus, You are helping the hiring manager with their selection process by reemphasizing your interest in the position.
Suggestions for composing a great thank you letter:
Specific – Do not give a generic thank you note. Discuss the significant points that occurred during the interview.
Reinforce – Restate those critical skills that the interviewer was impressed with.
Timely – Send your thank you letter within 48 hours (we suggest ASAP) of the interview.
Concerns – Be sure to address any areas of interests for the employer about your abilities and fit for the position.
Hand-written – Thank you letters written by hand have the most significant impact but, depending on your penmanship and location of the employer, a typed letter can also be appropriate.
Appearance – Thank you letter should be professional in presentation and content. Use a standard business format.
Each person – If multiple people interviewed you, thank each person individually with a different thank you letter. Never send interviewers at the same company the same message. They will compare the notes.
Proofread – Edit your thank you letter carefully. In this market, you cannot afford to make one little mistake.
Keeping your name in the presence of the interviewer is essential! Send a thank you letter every time.
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