Saturday, January 19, 2013

How to Write a Job Interview Thank You Letter

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If you are reading this article, it means you have just had an interview and now you want to send a thank note to your interviewer.

Why should you write a thank you note?
Thank you letters have a powerful impact on the interviewers. An interview can take weeks or even months to set up and conduct. Interviewers are human and they appreciate the fact that their hard work and effort is noticed. A simple thank you note makes interviewers take a second look at your CV with a smile on their face. This a powerful tool when you are being short listed. Thanks to the thank you note, your name will be fresh in the interviews head.

How to write a thank you letter
A thank you letter must be done in a letter format and can be emailed or sent to the interviewer. A thank you letter normally consists of three paragraphs. A thank you letter should be sent within 24 hours of the interview so that recruits can see it before they start to short list.

First paragraph
The first paragraph should consist of you thanking the interview for the interview you had. Make sure to include the position you applied for and the date it was held.

Second paragraph
The second paragraph should be a little about why you are the best candidate for the job and what can you bring to the position. Also state how interested you in the company and why would the companies best suit for you.

Third paragraph
The last paragraph should be about re-thanking the interview for his hard work and also that you available to come down again for a second interview if needed. End the paragraph by letting them know that you are expecting to hear from them soon.

Here is an example of thank you letter
Dear James
I would like to thank you for the time you have taken to meet with me about the retail Assistant manager position yesterday. The job seems to be an idea match for my skills and interested. I was very impressed about your companies' success rate and how it become the retail market leader in a few years.
As well as bring 10 years of retail management experience to your company, I will also bring strong leaderships skill and people management skill, excellent selling with a track record and also brilliant project management skill.
Once again thank for the time you have taken to see me and conduct the interview. I am very interested in working for you from the begin of June. I hope to hear from you soon.


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