Lots of people overlook the importance of a follow-up letter or email after an interview. However, with so many people not thinking to do this, it can really give you an edge…
Email is obviously the faster and easier way of doing it, but a letter could sit on their desk and make more of an impact instead of getting lost in an overgrown inbox.
A few tips before we start
The key to a great letter after an interview is to keep it short and sweet and highlight once again how much you want the job and why YOU are the ideal candidate.
Don’t waffle, don’t come across too crawly and don’t sound desperate. Just say thank you for the interviewer’s time and keep it simple…
So, what do I say?
I am writing to thank you for taking the time to interview me on [DATE] and to confirm my interest in the [NAME OF POSITION] job.
I was really impressed with the company and the job and, as I explained in the interview, I think I’d be well suited to the role.
[At this stage you could do a few bullet points to show the key skills you have that fit the job]
I look forward to hearing from you once you reach a decision. In the meantime, if you have any questions for me at all please do not hesitate to call me on [YOUR NUMBER].