You have just rocked out your job interview and are feeling on top of the world -good for you! But don’t forget about the vital follow-up letter/email. You already learned the smart questions to ask your interviewer in our past post, but now we will take a look at how to impress your interviewer after the interview is over. By writing a thank you letter, you are not only thanking your interviewer but the letter will reinforce the fact that you want the job. Emails are acceptable to show same-day recognition of the job interview, however keep in mind that a hand-written letter is more personal and can score you more points in the long run. Here are three things to keep in mind when writing your thank you letter:
Follow up promptly. This is critical because following up promptly shows your reliability to get things done in a timely fashion. Again, an email is acceptable to show same-day recognition but a hand-delivered letter goes further in the long run.
Proofread. Check, recheck, and check again. Go over your thank you letter with a fine tooth comb to weed out any mistakes so that you are perceived as someone who checks their work accurately.
Make it personal. Bring up something discussed in the interview. This shows that not only you were listening, but also you are able to recognize what was important to the interviewer.