How do you say thank you following an interview?

Send Thank You Cards:

You just finished an interview that you thought went very well. What do you do next? You dash off a quick email to the person you interviewed with but does that distinguish you from the other candidates you are competing with? Is there something more you should do?

If you want to be remembered by an employer you need to make sure that you stand out in the crowd. One way to do that is to send a thank you letter by U.S. Mail, in your handwriting thanking the interviewer for their time and expressing your hope that they will contact you soon about the next step.

Do not talk about any weaknesses you may have exposed in the interview or point out anything that you failed to mention in the interview. This is a thank you letter only. If you raise any concerns or doubts in the interviewer’s mind you will reduce the likelihood that you will get a second interview.

Keep it simple and keep it short. By showing how much you care by sending a letter the old fashion way will make your thank you special and more impressive than any of the candidates who don’t take the extra step.

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Sean McCarthy
sean@jacksonmccarthy.com