How to write the perfect post-interview ‘thank you’ email.
Have you ever left an interview and wondered what to send? Worse, when to send it to be both keen and not too keen? Same.
Firstly, you can never be too keen. Your recruiter and main point of contact will always want your feedback post interview. Post-interview either give them a call or send an email with your thoughts, any take-aways or questions. It’ll be appreciated.
Secondly, you should absolutely thank your interviewer for their time and similarly convey your thoughts post-interview. Especially if you’re keen! Businesses want to know if you’re bought into the process, and if you’re not, that’s also helpful to know.
To help, we’ve created a couple of templates you can send to your interviewer post job interview. If you don’t have their contact details, you can message them on LinkedIn or ask your recruiter to convey the message.
Informal email template
Hi [Interviewer Name],
This is just a quick message you thank you for your time earlier, it was really great to meet you and learn more about [Company Name].
Really looking forward to the next steps, hope to speak again soon!
Formal email template
Dear [Interviewer Name],
It was a pleasure meeting with you today. I really enjoyed learning more about the team and position and [insert a specific piece of information they told you about the company/role/team], and I’m very excited about the opportunity to join [Company Name] and help make an impact by [insert positive change you will help to make] with [department/team name].
I am looking forward to hearing from you regarding the next steps. In the meantime, if you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out.
The above are just guides - you’ll need to use your common sense as to which is appropriate and edit as required. If in doubt, slightly more formal is a safer route!
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