A good thank you note will not change your qualifications for the job, but it can tip the scale in your favour if it’s down to you and another candidate. If used properly, it can also improve your standing from how you performed during the interview.
The best thank you notes don’t simply say, “Thank you for your time. It was nice meeting you.” Take it as an opportunity to remind the employer that you have what it takes to deliver results for the job. You can also consider touching on things that are important, but that you didn’t get a chance to talk about, or didn’t do adequately during the interview.
If there was a specific challenge or problem the employer brought up during the interview, put some extra thought into it, and briefly address it with a suggested solution. You may also bring up past experience from a similar scenario and mention that you would be open to discussing further.
A job candidate who takes extra time to craft a meaningful thank you follow-up note is not only impressive, but also memorable.
Here are some general tips to crafting and submitting the best thank you follow-up note.
A thank you note is absolutely necessary after each interview. It signals to the employer that you’re still interested and it solidifies the positive impression you’re going for.
By Don Goodman