Will a “Thank You” Land You the Job?

Career Blog

A thank you can go a long way during the job interview process. It’s a respectful sign that shows your interviewer that you appreciate their time and you have a genuine interest in the opportunity. A follow-up thank-you note helps you stand out to the interviewer among the selection of candidates, yet only 20% of candidates send one.

Even though sending a thank you note to an interviewer will not guarantee you will be hired for the position, it does keep doors open and establish a professional relationship.

Don’t miss the opportunity to impress your interviewer, and write them a note after your interview. When you write a thank you note, say why you are a good fit for the job and the company, make a personal connection and answer a question or further explain your expertise on something discussed during the interview. A thank you showcase your value and leaves a good impression. Always proofread your note and email it to your interviewer shortly after the day of your interview.

While the thank you note may not guarantee that you will get the job, it will show that you have taken the time to follow-up after the interview (if you are applying for a position that is focused on content or writing, it’s also a way to showcase your skills) and that you are genuinely interested in the opportunity.

So, after your next interview, catch the interviewer’s attention by thanking them for their time and restate why you would be the best candidate for the position, it could be the ultimate step that lands you the job!

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