Sending a thank you email after an interview is an important part of the job search process. Whether you are interviewing for a permanent position, a paid internship, or an unpaid internship, do not consider the interview to be over until you have sent the thank you note.
Within 24 hours of your interview, send an email to each person you met. (Remember to ask for their business card so you have their contact information and correct spelling of their name). Thank them for their time, how nice it was to meet them, reiterate your interest in the position and highlight your top qualifications, and that you are looking forward to hearing from them.
Short, simple, QUICK, but key to landing that job.
When a follow-up is handled correctly, you will differentiate yourself from the other candidates and help sway the decision in your favor. By following up, you show many qualities that employers are looking for, such as dedication, ability to properly communicate, and a true interest in the position.
As always, make sure you have double and triple checked your spelling and grammar, especially their name and company name. The little details make a big difference!
Have you ever followed-up and received positive feedback? Have any special tips to share, let us know!
This guest blog was written by PRowl Public Relations staff member Brianna Rooney.