Why You Should Always Send a Thank-You Note After an Interview
There are several good reasons to send a thank you note after an interview, a couple of which might surprise you. It’s estimated only one in four candidates sends a thank you note after an interview. Yet, 80% of hiring managers say they help them evaluate candidates.

We previously talked about how an IT recruiter can help you better prepare for a job interview. Here, we’re going to talk about how they can also help you write the perfect thank-you note after an in-person or video interview.

How a Thank-You Note Can Help You Post-Interview

A well-written thank-you note is much more than just a courtesy you show the person who interviewed you. Along with thanking the interviewer for their time, you also use it to:

  • Reinforce why you’re the best candidate for the job.
  • Provide information you forgot to mention in the interview.
  • Offer to answer any questions the hiring manager might still have.
  • Suggest a solution to a problem that came up during your conversation.
While it’s perfectly acceptable to use a generic thank-you note for multiple interviews at different company, they should always mention specifics from the interview and the hiring manager that interviewed you.

When and Why to Send a Thank-You Note

Many people think thank-you notes are an outdated courtesy. We believe they’re a lost art and can be critical in whether you land the job. It’s best to write thank-you notes immediately after the interview. Within hours is recommended, but certainly no longer than a day.

No matter what you use your thank-you note for, you can be sure it will make you stand out from your competition. It will also transmit some pretty essential traits about you, such as initiative and the ability to close the loop. It’s also a chance to showcase your writing and communication skills—something that companies look for in leadership candidates.

Topics to Cover When Writing a Thank-You Note

As mentioned above, be sure to mention one or two specifics that came up during the interview. Everyone loves to be thanked for their time, but they really take notice when you make it clear you were fully engaged in the process.

An IT recruiter can help you craft a note that avoids some common missteps. For instance, because the recruiter works for the IT company, they know exactly what the hiring manager is looking for. If you’ve interpreted some key points from the interview differently from what the job entails, your recruiter can let you know and ensure your note is on-point.

Handwritten or Email?

Everything’s going digital and thank-you notes are no different. Handwritten, snail-mailed notes can take more time to reach the interviewer. Keep them short—about a paragraph or two at the max.

There are so many advantages an IT recruiter brings to your job search and helping you make a great impression is one of them. Whether your interview was one-on-one or a remote panel situation, working with a Las Vegas IT recruiter helps you showcase your talents and personality in a way that gets you the job you want. To learn more, contact Taurean Consulting Group at 702-529-0378, today.
Job Candidate Creates A Thank You Note After Her Interview