Friday, August 8, 2008


So you have the interview and you think it went well.

But what do you do next?

Do you wait, like 90%+ of people... or do you write a letter/email to your interviewer thanking him or her?

I would suggest sending/emailing the interviewer a note.

This will accomplish the following:

1. The interviewer will notice that you took some time to thank him or her for interviewing you. This is usually appreciated as so few people take the time to say "thank you".

2. You will stand out from most or all of the other interviewees who will typically not bother to send a thank you note.

3. You can let the interviewer know that you are interested in the position and also remind him or her as to how your skills fit the position.

The structure for your thank you note could be as follows:

1. Thank the interviewer for their time.

2. Let the interviewer know that you are interested in the position/ company.

3. Remind the interviewer of how your skills/achievements fit with the job.

4. Let the interviewer know that you are looking forward to hearing from him or her.

5. Include your contact information so that the interviewer can easily reach you.

In summary, the thank you note enables you to stand out from the other interviewees and gives you another opportunity to let the interviewer know why they should hire you.

While this alone won't guarantee you the job, it can certainly help.

If you are interested in the position you interview for next I would recommend that you use this simple technique to increase your chances of winning your next interview.

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