When it comes to writing in the process of getting a job, one of the most important things is to stand out (in the positive sense of the word) the other candidates. And one of the documents that possess this virtue is the letter of thanks or thank-you note.
If you managed to accept your request by sending a resume and cover letter and you have been called for the interview, you still have competition as it may have been called to several other candidates. In those days following the interview any detail can make the scales fall from your side. Many candidates make the mistake of desperately call the company every day after the interview thinking that this insistence result in hiring. One of the most effective positively highlight is writing this letter of thanks ways.
But what should I write if you have not given me the job? It’s just thanking the person who interviewed you that you took the time to do it.
You have two options: send by mail or e-mail (email). In most cases, an email is the best way unless you have specifically instructed not to send them. If you send it by regular mail, you run the risk that take longer than expected or even can misplace way. If you send them by email will not be tempted to write in a more informal way because it is the medium. Write the email as if it were any professional correspondence. It includes a detailed description on the subject and begins the letter with the title of the person you are writing to you. In the first paragraph, thank him directly. And then you should name some specific detail about something that caught your attention during the interview or visit to the company. The idea is that the reader realizes that you have a real interest in the position and you were really paying attention to everything happening around you.
Perhaps you could take this correspondence to clarify any doubts that have arisen during the interview. Or in many cases, the interviewer may have asked to see examples of things you’ve done in the past (PowerPoint presentations in your old job, you did some analysis for one of your courses in college, etc.) As in all professional correspondence , make sure the card has no grammatical or spelling error. Another thing to consider is the email account you use to send. Should be an account that includes your name in the address or at least to sound professional. And finally, signing the letter with your full name at the end.
Remember that the idea is to stand out from the other candidates who have been interviewed like you and there is no better way to positively stand that being honest. Thank you for taking the time to read this article and good luck in finding your dream job.
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