The Post-Interview Thank You Email For Extra Brownie Points

Tip: Your interview isn’t over until you send out this thank you email.

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You’ve made it out of the interview feeling a lot more confident than when you walked in. That’s great, but it’s not the end. There’s one final step that’s going to distinguish you from the pack. Depending on how quickly you do this, the post-interview thank you email is your last chance to make an impression on your interviewer(s). 

While simple in approach, it’s the final step of the interview process most people forget, causing them precious brownie points. Not only is this an opportunity to showcase your professionalism, but to remind the interviewer(s) of your conversation. Hopefully you remember their names, if not, a quick LinkedIn search will get you on the right track. 

Template:

Hi [Interviewer’s name],

Thank you so much for inviting me to your office and meeting with me today. I really appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the team and position, and it was such a pleasure to have met you and [names of other interviewers]. 

Having heard from you about where the company’s heading, I’m very excited about the opportunity to join [company’s name] and help [conceptualise more targeted strategies/create more truly unique content/any of the amazing things the position would entail] with your team. It was especially nice to hear about [something specific you learnt about the company/working culture during the interview].

Looking forward to hearing from you about the next steps in the hiring process. Of course, please do not hesitate to contact me if I can provide additional information to help move the process forward.

Best regards,
[Your Name]

This rather small gesture will go a long way in creating a stronger impression in the minds of your interviewer(s), and may just be the deciding factor between you and another candidate. So don’t pass on this, use the template to show the hiring manager what a great addition you’ll be to the team.

Marco Eylert
Co-Founder | TalentSpace

Marco's a co-founder at TalentSpace, and he previously worked at McKinsey & Company, Roland Berger and Credit Suisse. He graduated from Bocconi University and Johns Hopkins SAIS, where he was a scholar of the Haniel Foundation and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.

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