Question: Do you send a thank-you email after you have attended an interview?
Sending a thank-you email after an interview can have quite a few benefits – especially if you are very interested in the position you just interviewed for!
When we conduct interviews for our own internal staff, we enjoy receiving thank-you emails. Not because we like to be thanked, but rather because: a) it re-affirms to us the person's interest in our role and b) it gives us some insight into the person’s writing style.
So, if you are interviewing for a role you really want to get, sending a thank-you note should be something you consider doing. HOWEVER, if not done properly, a poorly written or misguided thank-you note can sabotage your chances of getting the job.
Therefore, if you are going to send a thank-you email after your next interview, keep these tips in mind.
By sending a “thank-you” email either immediately after your interview or within 24 hours of your interview, you will do a few things – Again, not only will you confirm your interest in the position, but you will also affirm the positive impressions you made during your interview, keep your candidacy fresh and top-of-mind for the interviewer, and demonstrate your professionalism and drive.
Thanks for reading! I hope you found this helpful. As always, if you have any questions around this or any other interview or job searching questions, contact us!
Happy Job Hunting and Good Luck!