It may be in the majority’s mind that the interview is the final stage of a recruitment process. Once you give it all in the interview, the next thing to do is to sit and wait.
Well, it isn’t. There’s one more thing you can do. And it can help you stand out from the crowd. The thank you letter. It can do way more than a mere expression of gratitude and appreciation.
The Power of Thank You Emails You Have Never Imagined
In the book How to write better resumes and cover letters by Patricia K. Criscito, she mentioned a survey revealing less than 20% applicants write a thank you letter after an interview.
However, most importantly, 94% of the recruiters said that a thank you letter would increase the chance of getting the job, or keeping the applicants in the contest. It seems that most applicants may have missed the most lethal weapon in their pursuit of dream jobs!
A carefully written thank you letter is not only an act of good manner. It is actually another stage for you to present yourselves and provide anything you think is important but left unspoken in the interview.
Besides, thank you letters can also remind the interviewers of your existence, with an additional good impression through your proactive expression of gratitude!
Dos and Don’ts to Turn Your Thank You Letter into a Winning Bet
Start the letter with a clear purpose, “Thank you” + [Subject]
You can’t imagine how many spamming and phishing emails are sent to a company every day. If you don’t want your email to be treated as one of them, state clearly your purpose in the subject! Before you try to maximise your chance of getting the job, it’s best to avoid your effort being wasted.
Send an individual letter to each interviewer
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