Do I have to send a thank you letter after an interview?
It could be the difference between you and another candidate who would have done so well during the interview ...
You come out of a job interview. Satisfied or not with your performance, you tell yourself that you no longer have control over your fate ...
Well no! there is one more thing you can do: sending a letter of thanks to your potential future employer could make a difference.
However, there are still codes to respect, according to Maxime Turcotte, CRHA.
Share your impressions with the recruiter
You may be hesitant to write to the recruiter after your interview, asking what he thinks of you. But be aware that at no time will anyone be disturbed or upset by a message of thanks.
Do you also say that this could be the difference between you and another candidate who would have done so well during the interview? Finally, a thank you letter is a way to earn points!
Obviously, we must avoid copying and pasting a "template", a very impersonal message. The idea is to write a personalized message that reflects what you experienced in the interview, adding additional information to the interview.
A supplement to the interview
Recall your interview and try to focus on the main challenge of the job you want. Take the opportunity to mention how you could help the company overcome some obstacles by adding your color. This is a good way to attract the interest of the recruiter who will read your letter.
The thank you letter is also an opportunity to revisit a question that you think you have not answered completely or to add elements of answer that you think after the fact.
A few tips
• Include all interviewers in your email
• Write a short and catchy text
• Adjust the tone of your message according to the type of employer
• Be enthusiastic about your email ... but not too much
• Send your letter within 48 hours after the interview, ideally early in the morning
Here! The Espresso-Jobs team hopes that this article will be useful to you.