Thank you email after interview samples

After an interview a thank you email is a good way to make the final impression to the recruiting or hiring manager for possible consideration of being selected as the ideal candidate for the job role especially if it was an interview which several candidates have been interviewed alongside you for the same job.

According to recent research, 1 out of 5 recruiters and hiring managers will automatically dismiss a job applicant if they haven’t sent an interview thank you email.

This article is aimed at discussing;

Why you should email after an interview.

It gives the hiring manager or recruiters a positive impression especially if you’re expressing gratitude, stating what you’ve learnt from the interview and reinstating the impact you would make in the organization when you’ve got the job.

How soon should the thank you email be sent?

As an applicant within 24 hours after the interview for a job role is a good time to say thank you for being interviewed and using that same opportunity to state what you’ve learned from the interview and why you think you are the preferred candidate for the job role.

How do you write a thank you email after an interview?

Writing a thank email after an interview should take about 5 minutes following the steps below

  1. The Subject: This involves understanding what the subject of the mail should be, getting the subject of the mail right is very important because recruiters and hiring manager are very busy in most cases especially after receiving several CV from various applicants for the various role so the subject should get the recruiting manager’s attention.

If the interview was interactive and you were privileged to know the name of the recruiter, for example, if the recruiter name is David, the subject of the mail should be “Thank you, Mr. David”

Just in case you don’t remember the name of the recruiter the subject of the mail should be “Thank you for the interview”

  1. Salutation: once you’ve got the subject of the mail right, the next step is the salutation for example “Dear X”. is you know the name of the recruiter or hiring manager or his email address it best to address him or her in person, for example, Dear Mr Ade, but just in case you are not sure you could Dear sir for a male and dear ma, for a female.
  2. Introduction: The introductory part of the thank you email should indicate your appreciation for being interviewed for the job role stating you are interested in the role from the interview and possibility an important note of what is required to fill the job role. For example “thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me to discuss the position of the Digital Marketing Specialist with LJINig. Job portal. It was my utmost pleasure to learn more about your organization approach to growing organic traffic on the job portal as well as the website.

Our conversation made me even more excited to join LJINig. Job portal. What interested me, in particular, was how sharply your efforts are focused on the actual user experience, not just technical Search Engine Optimization issues.

I was thinking about what you said during the interview regarding your plans to expand the email subscribers’ base by offering free bonus content downloads for job seekers on the platform in the upcoming quarter. In my current role as Content Marketing Specialist with Heligande Corporate Services, I found that using contextual click-triggers for bonus downloads within blog posts increased the subscription rate by 35% compared to regular pop-ups. I hope that helps and achieves organizational goals and objectives!”

3. Conclusion: conclude your thank you email by letting the recruiter or hiring manager know that you are optimistic about getting the job and that you look forward to further discussion as regards the job role.

This survey revealed that 80% of HR managers consider thank you emails after an interview helpful for reaching the final hiring decision for the interviewed role.

Below is a perfect thank you email from the subject to the conclusion.

Dear X,

I enjoyed speaking with you today about the X role at XYZ.

The job is an excellent match for my skills and interests, and I will bring to the position strong XYZ skills.

I appreciate the time and look forward to hearing from you.


Kenneth Obunadike

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