Today, a well-written post interview thank you note isn't just a courtesy, it's a requirement. When you are nearing the end of the interview process, it's likely that the remaining candidates have similar qualifications. A well written thank you note can be the deciding factor. Conversely, a poorly written thank you note can quickly take you out of the running. Here are 3 tips that will set your thank you note apart from the rest:
1. Attention to Detail:
It's better to forgo the thank-you note altogether over sending a poorly written one. Often times, candidates are so excited after the interview, they shoot off a quick email without reviewing it. Taking the time to slow down and triple check for grammatical and spelling errors is crucial.
2. Make it Personal:
No one enjoys receiving spam emails. Similarly, employers can tell when you send out the same templated email after each interview. Post interview, it's important to jot down a list of highlights in your phone or notebook regarding your conversations. Adding these highlights to the thank-you email will show you were an active listener.
3. Be Prompt:
It's important to send the thank you note within 24 hours of the interview. If you are someone who often forgets the final details and steps, create a reminder after the interview is scheduled to end.