How to Write a Great Thank You Email After Your Interview

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how-to-write-a-great-thank-you-email-after-your-interview-thumbSending a thank you email after completing an interview isn’t just about being polite. It also has the potential to make you stand out from the crowd. It increases your chances of getting hired!

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Now, let’s take a look at how to write that thank you note after a job interview

Use a Greeting with Correct Names and Titles

You might think this would be common knowledge, but you would be surprised. Hiring managers are often called by the wrong name, an incorrect nickname, or an incorrect title. How off-putting! 

Using the correct greeting and title starts before you get to the thank you note. It starts during the interview. You need to remember the names of the people who interviewed you and what they preferred to be called. Take note of how they sign their electronic communication to you as well. 

And check that spelling! Elizabeth is not Elisabeth. Laura is not Lauren. Robby is not Robbie. The same goes for last names, too. Misspelling someone’s first or last name may feel like an inconsequential mistake, but these mistakes don’t go unnoticed by employers. 

Be Punctual in Your Message

Sending an email within two hours after your interview helps to convey that you are enthusiastic about the position and responsive to urgent tasks. 

Short and Sweet is Better Than Long and Drawn Out

You have already used a cover letter, resume, and interview to show the hiring manager who you are and why you’re a great person to hire. Now is the time to demonstrate your enthusiasm, punctuality, and professionalism. 

You can do this with a greeting, a few sentences, and a sincere statement of gratitude for the opportunity to come in for an interview. 

Add Some Personalized, Unique Details

Even though your goal is to be concise, you can provide a few statements that explain what you enjoyed about your interview or why you hope to have the opportunity to fill the position. 

For example, if you really loved the workplace culture, feel free to mention that. If you found everyone to be warm and welcoming, say so! If you found the workplace infrastructure to be particularly impressive, share that, too.

Useful Examples of Thank You Emails

Here are two examples of thank you emails that you can adapt and make your own. 

1. Simple & Direct Example

Dear [Interviewer’s Name],

Thank you so much for the opportunity to meet with you today! I enjoyed learning more about the [job title] role at [name of the company]. I would be thrilled to come on board and join full time. 

I’m looking forward to hearing from you about what comes next. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions following my interview, or if I can provide you with any additional information that is helpful in your decision-making process.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

2. Friendly and Professional Example

Hello [Interviewer’s Name],

I was so grateful for the invitation to interview with you today. I’m glad to know more about [company name]’s goals and what you are looking for in the [job title] position. I appreciated learning about [insert specific detail here].

[Company name] seems like a phenomenal company to work for. I respect your mission to [insert details about the mission here]. 

I hope we get to talk more about [name a specific idea you discussed during the interview]. 

Please reach out if there is anything else I can do to come on board at [Company].

Thank you again,
[Your name]

Working With a Staffing Agency Can Help You Land an Interview

Do you ever feel like you can’t get your foot in the door? Is it difficult to stand out from the crowd and get an interview? Liberty Staffing can help! 

Our experienced and knowledgeable staffing team at Liberty Staffing has been pairing great employees with great employers for more than 20 years.

Do you want to onboard into a new position quickly? Get in touch with Liberty Staffing today! We can help you polish that resume, get an interview, impress the hiring manager, and start your new job or career quickly.

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Carolyn Walesa

I'm an Office Recruitment Specialist working with companies in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge area, helping fill clerical positions with qualified candidates. I have a Bachelor’s in Psychology (Honours), with a minor degree in Human Resources Management, and I’m currently pursuing the CHRL designation. I have a work-hard play-hard attitude, and have never met a beach I didn’t like.

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