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A post interview thank you letter isn’t usually the first thing we think about after a job interview. But it should be.
Before you analyse every move you made during your interview, let’s look at an important part of the interview process: follow-up. It’s not something you hear about often, but the fact is that a follow-up might mean the difference between clinching that dream role and falling into the no thanks pile. Another bonus: a good post interview thank you letter delivers three key wins:
Penning the ultimate follow-up letter need not be daunting. Keep it simple, personalised, and professional, and reap the rewards.
These tips work for
either a handwritten follow-up letter or an email. Email is the best bet in
almost every case, but if you happen to be interviewing with a more
conservative organisation, consider the handwritten approach, and be sure to
post the letter within 24 hours.
If second interviews aren’t standard fare with the interviewer, this is the point where hopefully they'll contact you with a job offer. If second interviews are on the agenda, you should be aiming for one of these. If you haven’t heard anything from the interviewer after a few days, it’s okay to make a friendly call to follow-up—just don’t make a nuisance of yourself by doing it repeatedly.
I hope these tips helped you when writing your post interview thank-you letter. Click here for a thank you letter sample.
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