The Art of the Interview Thank You Email

So you have had your interview .. Now what do you do ?

Writing a Thank You email to the person you interviewed with leaves them with a good thought about you.  Roughly only 20% of people write a thank you note, you can really increase your chances with a company. It really cant hurt , The worst they will do is ignore it !

 
If you plan to send a thank-you note, you need to do it right. Your thank-you note is so much more than just a polite way to thank your interviewer. It’s a chance to assert yourself as the best candidate for the job, fix any mistakes you may have made in the interview, touch on any unanswered questions and show that you’re invested in the position.

 

 Here are a couple tips that I have found on the internet that may be helpful

 

 Don’t write it ahead of time– You never know  how its going go , Rough drafts are ok
Tailor it to the company’s culture – Make sure this fits the company its going to
Make it personal – Touch on things you talked about
Don’t leave anyone out – Send a not to everyone you interviewed with , together or separate
Show your Value – spell out why you are the best person for that job
Act like you already – confidence is a great thing , just don’t be over confident
Send one even if you didn’t get it – keeps you open for another position down the road
Send it promptly – within 24 hours

Here are some examples of ones that  I have sent  

Phone Interview:

 

(name),
 Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me today.
 I am very enthusiastic about the possibility of joining the (company name) team and would greatly appreciate a follow-up as you move forward in the hiring process . If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email. Thank you again, I hope to hear from you in the near future
 Best regards,
(yourname)
First Interview:
Dear (name):
Thank you very much for your time yesterday to interview me for the (position applied for)position. I appreciate the opportunity to learn more about this job, to meet you and, and to see your beautiful new office
As we discussed I feel that I would be a great addition to your (position) team, Not only for my work ethic but for the rapport I feeI I can make with your customers. I have over 10 years of experience in customer service. With my background and experience, I believe that I could become a contributor to your team very quickly.
I am excited about this opportunity to join (company). Please do not hesitate to email or call me if you have any questions or need any additional information.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Best regards,
(yourname)

Final Interview:

 

Dear (name here)
I want to thank you very much for interviewing me today for the (position name)  position. I enjoyed meeting you and learning more about the position at (company).
The interview strengthened my interest in the position and in working for such a dynamic company. I believe my qualifications and experience, particularly my customer service background, fit well with the job requirements and I am certain I could make a positive contribution to the company. 
I would like to reiterate my enthusiasm for the position, it is just the sort of opportunity I have been looking for. I look forward to hearing from you once the final decisions are made regarding this position. Please feel free to contact me if I can provide you with any additional information.
Again, thank you for the interview and for your interest.
Sincerely
(yourname)