Job Interview Thank You Email Templates [Download]
“I can’t hire that person...they never sent a thank you note.” I remember hearing a former boss say this and being so surprised. Her thinking was if they didn't write a thank you note that hey didn't care enough about the job.
Like one of my former bosses, many hiring managers actually have a policy of crossing candidates off their list who don’t send a thank-you note after a job interview.
When you think about it, sending a thank you email shouldn't make or break extending an offer to a good candidate, but it certainly doesn't hurt!
For starters, some hiring managers feel it shows good manners and weeds out any people who were just not that interested in the job. It can also help seal the deal on getting a job offer. For example, it gives you the chance to get your name in front of the hiring manager one more time. After all, they might be meeting with several candidates.
Another reason to keep in mind is that sending a thank you note gives the hiring manager one more opportunity to ask you any follow-up questions to help make her decision.
Most importantly, sending a thank you email gives you the chance to demonstrate once more your value once more and that you’re truly interested in the job. The hiring manager wants to know you’re excited about it. They want reassurance you’re truly interested.
To help you get started, I've put together some dos and don'ts when it comes to writing one...
Thank You Note Dos and Dont’s
Send it within a day of the interview
Repeat somethings you spoke about on the interview
Highlight key strengths you have relevant to the job
Include your LinkedIn URL and phone number
Send the same exact note to everyone you interviewed with
Act too casual - No emojis👎or abbreviations.
Spell the interviewer’s name wrong
Use bad grammar or overlook spelling errors (Try Grammarly)
Here are two templates you can customize for yourself: Download Templates
Thank you Note Template 1
Subject line: Thanks for your time!
Hi [First Name of Interview],
Thank you for taking the time to meet with me today to discuss the role of [Title of Position]. I enjoyed learning about your team and the [Type of Company Culture] culture at [Company Name]. I also appreciated your insight in [Something you learned].
I believe my [Strength #1] and [Strength #2] will be valuable in contributing to the organization. As discussed, I'm very enthusiastic about the opportunity to join [Company Name] in its corporate mission. Please let me know if you would like to discuss anything further.
Thank you Note Template 2
Subject line: Thanks for the interview yesterday
Hi [First Name of Interview],
I appreciate that you took the time to meet with me yesterday to discuss the role of [Title of Position]. I enjoyed learning more about the [Type of Role] role and the [Type of Company Culture] culture at [Company Name].
I believe my [Strength #1], [Strength #2], and [Strength #3] will be valuable in contributing to the [Team Name] team and organization. I'm enthusiastic about the opportunity to join [Company Name] in making a positive impact in [Team’s Mission].
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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