How to Thank an Interviewer Like A Pro

Learn The Professional Way To Thank An Interviewer in order to retain your name in their memory and be called up for the job. The success in doing so lies on the method that you use in thanking your interviewer.


Having the thought that it is best to follow-up with your interviewer by thanking them for their time so as to retain your name in their memory is a good idea. While this may have much effect on them, it may not be in the positive way that you are looking out for if you do not do it the correct way. You have to know that an interviewer spends much of their time to fill vacancies in a giving department within an organization. This is an extremely busy and stressful task for them and they may neither want nor have time to take calls from everyone that they have completed interviews with.

Note, this is not to say that sending along a thank you is a bad idea, it is not. The success in doing so lies on the method that you use in thanking your interviewer. If done professionally, it is going to make a great difference for you and it will set you apart from others. If the interviewer gives you a business card, you have to send a quick e-mail, shortly after the interview, to thank them for their time and to state that you are looking forward to hearing from them. Be brief, go straight to the point and leave it at that.  You may not receive a reply because you probably would not get one. Do not follow them up on your e-mail to make sure they received it as doing this will make you appear disturbing and annoying.

Another option to sending a brief, quick e-mail, you can send them a short and professional thank you note - this means no scented stationary or something too cutesy as much. Make the message to be similar to thanking the interviewer for taking the time to sit down with you, go ahead to express how much you enjoyed speaking with them, learning more about the company and how so interested you will be in joining their workforce. It is a nicety, although not necessary, and can serve as an added touch to a strong interview.

Doing this may not guarantee you the job, but thank you notes, if done the perfectly well, may open doors for you in the future through the interviewer. If there are openings in the company at a later time, the interviewer may remember you because of how professional you sounded after the past interview and think first of you before other candidates.
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