How many of us actually do send a “Thank You” note after every interview?
If you are someone who never tried doing that, make sure next interview you send a one!
Follow up “Thank You” notes are very, very powerful and they tell a lot about you. They differentiate from everyone else, and this is definitely your prime goal when applying for a job.
Why should you write a follow up letter?
Follow up letter is typically written as a result of having an interview. If you chose to follow up after this meeting, this will show your level of professionalism.
What is the Content of the follow up letter?
Follow up letter has the same information you have at the top of your resume or cover letter.
– On the left -> your name and contact information
– On the right -> the date and the name of the person you’re sending to
– In the middle (first row) -> “Dear Mr. or Mrs. —–”
Dear Mr. Smith,
Thank you for the opportunity of considering me in the Project management position.
I believe that my skills and expertise would be an add value to your firm.
It was a pleasure meeting you.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Follow up letter is extremely important for you to emphasize your enthusiasm and confidence on your ability to do the job.
You might need to send your follow up letter in the form of an e-mail. Attach your resume as well because they might have interviewed 10 or 20 people all at once, and so attaching your resume will help the reader to remember who you are.
Remember, interviewers often have short memories. A Thank you letter is a really good chance to make yourself shine and get shortlisted!