How to write thank you email after interview

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Are you desperately looking to land in your dream job? Don’t forget to send a simple formatted thank you email once you finish your interview. Many candidates don’t take it seriously and very few of them know the importance of it. They really don’t know how prominent the thank-you email impresses the interviewer/employer, that’s why; only 20-30% candidates after the interview send the thank you email.

If you are really interested in sending a thank-you email, understand well, what exactly to write in a thank-you email to get interviewer’s attention, because, it is your next golden chance after the interview to showcase your credentials as the best suitable candidate for the job profile. An impressive thank-you email will have a positive impact about you on the interviewer.

Your thank-you email is not only to say simply “thank-you”, but also to fix the mistakes you have done in the interview, like; say sorry about the unconscious speech you had given in the interview and for inappropriate attire you wore in the interview, give explanation of those questions that you had missed answering during interview and show your deep interest in the job profile.
Even if you are not interested in getting hired, don’t neglect to send a thank-you email to the employers, your email will create a space in an employer’s mind and may help you in getting employment in the future.
Even if you are deeply interested in the job position and don’t know whether you will get the employment or not, send a thank-you email. Usually, this type of emails, employers keep with them for longer periods, if impressive. In case, employers are not satisfied to hire their first choice candidates, they may call you to give you another chance.

Importantly, it is obligatory for every job seeker to know, how to write the perfect thank you email after interview? Here is the solution. Read carefully, what can make you professional in writing thank you email to pull employers attention towards you once again.

Ways to write thank you email after interview

Don't sent email prior to the interview

A very noticeable point for every job seeker - don't write and send the thank you email prior to the interview, send that as soon as the interview process gets over, otherwise, your late and casual response may enforce the interviewer to think “you are not at all interested in the job profile, therefore, you are sending the email just for formality”

Capture all major points on a paper

During the interview, keep a pen and paper with you to write down all major conversations that you feel you have missed responding properly. So that, while writing a thank-you note, it becomes easier for you to mention and explain everything that you have missed during the interview. Each and every word of your thank-you note should present your enthusiasm, intelligence and professionalism in being considered for the specific position you are interviewed for.

On time approach

In this business world, timing is a very important. Even a small delay can cause things to pass away from your hands to other hands. The same phenomenon follows when a candidate sends a thank-you email late. Either, he has to wait till the next year for giving the same interview of the same company or he has to apply for another job. The best thing is to send the thank-you email as soon as possible (within 24 hours of the interview) otherwise the golden opportunity will move towards another candidate.

Mention everything that you could have said better

After leaving the interview, many candidates think that they could have done better. They feel like going back once again to correct the mistakes they have done. Instead of feeling guilty, better to take a step, don’t miss the opportunity of presenting your skills once again by sending a thank-you email, write down everything in the thank-you email that you feel you could have explained better. Also, once again, mention your ability and skills and how your skills can be supportive of the company.

Show your assessment with appropriate content

The content written on your thank-you note should be appropriate, well-organized, and well-understood. Interviewers should not only appreciate your professional skills, but also your communication and writing skills. If possible, share your articles, blogs, videos, and postcast links to the employers/interviewers to show the testimony of your skills.

The content of your note not just to say thanks to the interviewers for spending a couple of time with you, but for providing ample details on how much you are interested in the job profile to the interviewers. If feasible, share your past experiences including examples that can showcase how you have handled your past work related issues. Also explain; how your past experiences will be supportive for the skills required for the job profile and how you will be an asset to the company.

React according to the company's traditions

Before sending a thank-you note, inquire about the company’s tradition. Many well-established companies like to receive handwritten note and many via email. You can inquire about the company culture from those individuals who had already given the interview of a company.

Send the personalized thank-you note to everyone you met during interview.

Right away, after the interview, a best routine is to send a thank-you note (email/handwritten) to everyone you met during interview. Make sure, the email address and the name you write of each individual (interviewer/employer) should be correct and emails should reach the right audience.

Rectify your mistakes

We all know, confession is the best way of forgiveness. Sometime, the confession magically works with the thank-you note. It becomes a strongest strength of a candidate to admit the mistakes he has done during the interview. Your confession in the mail should display in a manner to show that you are really sorry for the mistakes you have done in the interview. For example; I feel that my responses were not so good when I have been giving the interview. I apologize for the faults i have done at that time. In case, I get a chance to readdress those mistakes, will definitely try my best.

Maintain softness in your words

Even if you didn’t like the job, send the thank-you note to everyone you met during interview. Explain softly, why you are not interested in the job? On which platform, you like to build your career? And what kind of job would be suitable for you? Interviewers will surely understand your words and may refer you to someone else.

On other hand, if you are interested in the job position and already sent the thank-you note on time, but if the employers have already chosen someone else whose skills are well matched to the job profile, they may revert back to you by saying that they hired someone else. Don’t get hyper and nervous by hearing rejection word, softly thank them for acknowledging you, and illustrate them you're still concerned in building your career in the same company. The most important thing, don’t ask them, why interviewer/employer has not choose you for the job position?

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