It is strongly recommended that you send a
thank you letter, note, card, or e-mail
after an interview to thank the recruiters
for their time and consideration.
Following-up is the "golden key" to getting
hired. It shows that you are truly
interested in the position, that you have a
positive attitude, and that you can take the
Recruiters often meet with many candidates
as part of the recruitment process. They
need you to remind them of your candidacy
and why you are the best person for the
job. The job application process does not
stop after you shake hands at the end of an
interview. Go the extra mile and send a
thank you note.
Keep in mind the following guidelines when
writing a thank you letter:
Try to keep your thank you letter
short. If you need to come back on some
points you felt were not properly
addressed during the interview, do it
Be conservative, yet personable.
Although you want to remain polite,
being "too polite" might create a
barrier. Look at the thank you note as
a continuation of the interview. How
was your rapport with the interviewer(s)
when you left the room?
Thank each interviewer in a separate
correspondence and make sure to write
something different for each one of them
(i.e. don't write one e-mail to the main
recruiter and "cc" the others on that
Don't wait too long before sending your
thank you note. Although views
sometimes differ on this issue, sending
a thank you note the day after the
interview is recommended.
Put as much attention in writing your
thank you note as you did when you wrote
your resume and cover letter. You don't
want the recruiter to see a typo this
late in the process...
The above tips were only meant to serve as
How you should follow-up after an interview
is really up to you. Use your common sense
and don't forget... the race is not over
until you've crossed the finish line.
Sample Thank You Letters: