Thank You letters are critical to job success. 94 per cent of employers say that a Thank You letter increases the chances of being employed.
Why send a Thank You letter
- It distinguishes you from other candidates.
- It helps maintain positive relationships with employers while they are making hiring decisions.
- It demonstrates courtesy and professionalism to the employer.
When to send a Thank You letter
- It should be sent 24 to 48 hours after the interview.
What to include in a Thank You letter
- Thank the employer for the time spent with you. Mention the date and time of your interview and the position title for which you were being interviewed.
- Use this as another opportunity to highlight how your skills match their requirements.
- Mention anything pertinent to the position that you might have forgotten to bring up during the interview, such as an experience that is specifically related to the employer’s needs.
- Make sure you also let the employer know that you are still very interested in the position.
- Convey your willingness to provide any additional information to support your application.
- Express your confidence in your ability to do the job in question.
- Propose future communications. For example, a follow up phone call to monitor the status of your application.
- Thank the employer again.
- Finish with a sincere closing.
Examples of closings:
- Thank you for your time and consideration.
- I look forward to hearing from you soon.
- Yours sincerely,
- I look forward to speaking with you again.
Example of a Thank You letter
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