Following Up

Very few candidates follow up after an interview with a thank-you letter. Thank-you letters are your chance to go the extra mile and put yourself in front of the hiring manager one more time.

The thank you letter serves several purposes:

  • Keeps your name fresh in the interviewer's mind and leaves a more lasting impression on your interviewer.
  • Demonstrates your enthusiasm for the job.
  • Reiterates your key qualifications and reminds your interviewer of how your capabilities will benefit the company and justify the risk.
  • Affords you the opportunity to clarify information you have provided and describe additional qualifications you may not have mentioned during the interview.


Sample Thank-You Letter

Dear Ms, Wright,

I want to thank you for your time and the intriguing conversation concerning the unique requirements for your design engineer position. I was especially excited that our ideas about the future of D-Zine were so similar.

Your team is impressive, and I believe I could work quite effectively with them. My technical expertise in industrial robotics equipment could be a perfect complement to the talents they already possess. I also see my project management background and capacity for details benefiting you in getting all projects scheduled to utilize your team efficiently.

I look forward to hearing from you regarding our next steps. Thank you, again, for such an informative and enjoyable meeting.

All the best,