We’ve been taught to say thank you from a young age, but when it comes to the job hunt, is there a special way we should be expressing our gratitude post-interview? How does one stand out when there are only so many ways to “thanks?” Personally, I’ve always held a number of uncertainties about what exactly to include in thank notes after an interview. And with internship season arriving fast, I knew that it was important to break down the essentials so that I’m ready to send out my email as quickly as possible when the time comes. So, I enlisted the help of Danielle Melendy, Director of People and Culture at Clique, to share her secrets on adding that touch of “je ne sais quoi” to your next thank you note. Here are five tips to help guide you when writing your own.
Add a Personal Touch
Adding a personal touch to your thank you note is the key to leaving a lasting impression. Referencing something that was discussed during the interview that is not job-related is ideal. Danielle says “throwing in ‘Go Noles’ if we discussed where I went to school and there was a big game” is an example of a great way to do this. As Forbes explains, “Many smart and talented people miss out on goods jobs only because the recruiter or the hiring manager forgets all about them after their interview!” A personal reference will help refresh the interviewer’s memory.
Remind the Interviewer Why You’re Interested
Show Your Appreciation for the Interviewer’s Time
Keep it in Email Form
Don’t Wait Long to Send Your Note
Hi [Interviewer Name],
Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me today! It was lovely learning more about the company and the position. The opportunity to join [company name] truly excites me and I would love to be part of the team.
Let me know if there is any additional information I can provide you. I look forward to hearing from you on the next steps!
All the best,
What are your tips for writing a thank you letter after an interview? Let us know in the comments below!
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