You are not done when the job interview is over. There is more to do to get you hired.
You have another opportunity to make an impression after an interview. This is when you follow up with a thank-you letter, note, or email. It should be personalized for each interview and include these main ideas:
If you said you would provide additional information, make sure that you do. Note on your calendar when you said you would contact this employer again to learn of their hiring decision. Don't forget to make that contact.
September 20, 2011
Human Resource Manager
111 Employment Way
Anytown, MN 55555
To Ms. Business:
Thank you for the opportunity to discuss the secretarial position this morning. Our conversation gave me a better understanding of ABC Company and the requirements of the job. The additional information from Max and Kathryn was helpful in gaining a better perspective of the position.
My strong office and interpersonal skills will definitely make a contribution to your company. I am proficient in all of the computer software packages that you use and possess the customer service experience that you want. I enjoyed meeting the office staff and touring the facility. This is clearly a quality organization with an emphasis on efficiency and a dedication to teamwork. I would consider it a privilege to join your team and look forward to hearing from you.
Again, thank you for your time and consideration.
2233 First Street
Anytown, MN 55555
February 1, 2011
Dear Ms. Smith,
Thank you for taking the time to discuss the accounting position with me. It was a pleasure meeting you and Mr. Jones.
Lund's Industries sounds like the perfect place for me to use my skills, especially since you use the WXY system. It is the same system I have been supporting the past three years. My proven track record and accomplishments with cost-effective systems can be an asset to your company.
Again, thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you and to the possibility of joining your staff.
February 29, 2011
Dear Mr. Jones,
Thank you for interviewing with me for the Accountant position today. I appreciate the information that you shared with me and enjoyed meeting Ms. Smith from the Accounting Department.
My interest in working for Lund Industries is stronger than ever, and based on your description of the position, I know I can do a good job for you.
I will contact you by Tuesday of next week to learn of your decision. Again thank you for your time and consideration.
Source: Adapted from Creative Job Search, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development