If you’ve managed to score an interview for a new job, congratulations! If you’re well prepared and a good fit for the position, and you manage to hit it off with your interviewers, you’re likely to be in good shape going through the interview process.
Once the interview is over, you may be thinking that you’ve done all you can to make the best impression. However, that’s not true. One of the easiest things you can do to make a final good impression on the firm you’re interviewing for is to write a “thank you” note to anyone you’ve spoken with throughout the process.
Though a formal, written note used to be the typical norm for a “thank you,” these days hiring decisions are usually made rather quickly and an email makes more sense. Here is a basic template you can use to make that final good impression:
Dear CONTACT’S NAME:
I wanted to thank you again for taking the time to meet with me on DATE OF INTERVIEW. I very much enjoyed speaking with you and learning more about COMPANY NAME and your experience at the company.
I’m very interested in the POSITION NAME position and look forward to hearing from you soon.
Depending on how comfortable you felt talking with your interviewer, you may also want to include a short mention of something you discussed, such as having grown up in the same city or the sharing of a mutual hobby. This can be especially helpful if you are interviewing along with a number of different people, as it will help you stand out in a crowd.
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