Sending a thank you letter after a job interview is probably one of the most overlooked pieces of job-hunting advice. This isn't just a courtesy, it demonstrates a genuine interest in the position and company, and is pivotal for sealing the deal. No matter how confident you are in the success of the interview, failure to follow up may end up costing you the job.
A thank you letter not only allows you to reiterate why you should be the one they hire for the job, it is also a chance to remind them of some of the key-points you picked up in the interview. If there’s an important point you happen to have left out, this may be your opportunity to sway your potential employers to hire you into your desired role.
Keep it brief and clear, don’t sound desperate, and be sure to add something specific that you acquired from your meeting with the interviewer. It is best to send within 24 hour of your meeting, and to the personal email address of the hiring manager (or whoever conducted the interview). If you need a little extra guideline on how to follow up after your interview, here is a great article I found on Forbes with a diversity of information and tips to get you inspired.
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