It’s a universal debate, whether to have a cover letter or not have one. In the world of recruiting, there are two schools of thought on cover letters, but when it comes to thank you notes, everyone agrees, they are a must-do after your interview.
Following your interview, whether on the phone, video or in-person, it's important to send a thank you note to the interviewer and/or the interview team. Your thank you note shows your appreciation for their time and consideration, and it can also help you stand out from other candidates.
Here are some tips for writing a post-interview thank you note:
✔️ Send it within 24 hours. The sooner you send your note, the better. This shows that you're enthusiastic about the position and that you're thinking about it.
✔️Keep it short and sweet and use a professional tone. Mention something specific that you discussed during the interview. This shows that you were paying attention and that you're interested in the position.
✔️Proofread it carefully. Make sure there are no errors in grammar or spelling. Better yet, have someone else proofread it for you.
✔️End the note with a call to action. This could be something like, "I look forward to hearing from you soon." or "Thank you again, looking forward to the next steps."
Sending a thank you note is a simple way to show your appreciation for the interviewer's time and to increase your chances of getting the job. Do you have other tips for sending a thoughtful thank you note after a job interview? What else can a candidate do to stand out from the crowd?
At Stahl Recruiting, we work with every candidate throughout the entire hiring process. Every step of the way, our team supports your efforts to put your best foot forward, providing you with the tools needed along the way. From interview preparations to compensation negotiations, our team of experts will guide you through the entire process, supporting your career journey. Contact us: info@StahlRecruiting.com for an initial consultation.