Money Makin' Mitchler on Thank You Notes

So you have had your interview, and thought it went pretty well. Now, you find yourself sitting around wondering if you’ll get the job, and what else you can do to set yourself apart from other applicants. You can simply say thank you! You should always thank an employer after they interview you by sending a short but well thought out note to them, reminding them that you are the best fit for their position. Here are some things to think about when writing thank you notes:

  • If multiple people interview you, you need to write a separate thank you note to each person.
  • Make each thank you note unique. Be sure to tailor these notes specifically to the company you interviewed for. Use specific names of people, and company names.
  • Remind employers of things that went well during the interview. If a company is interviewing several candidates for a position, it’s easy for employers to confuse you with someone else, so clear it up for them!
  • Let them know how much you have learned about the company, and that based on your findings, that you would be a perfect fit for the position.
  • Ask them to let you know if there is anything else you can do to move forward with the employment process at their company.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for the job. Let them know you want it, and you look forward to hearing from them.
During your interview make sure to collect business cards from each person you are interviewed by, so you know who and where to send thank you notes. If you send thank you notes promptly after your interviews, you are bound to make a good impression and set yourself apart from other candidates for the job.

For more in depth information and tips regarding thank you notes view this tip sheet.

Money Makin' Mitchler '10

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