The value of saying "thank you" will never change. But, the way we say it has definitely changed. Hiring decisions are often made quickly, and if you want your "thank you" to count, you have to get it to the interviewer right away. That means sending it via email.
In this video, recruiter Peggy McKee suggests you send your thank-you email within 24 hours after a job interview. And, if you were interviewed by several people at a company, send a thank-you email to each one of them.
What to Say in Your Thank-You Email
- You appreciated the opportunity to meet with him or her.
- You enjoyed learning about the organization.
- You have such-and-such skills to offer to meet their specific needs.
- You look forward to the next step in the hiring process.
After working hard to get a job interview, take the extra effort to win the job offer by sending a prompt thank-you email. For a job interview that's especially important to you, send a hardcopy note in addition to your thank-you email.
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