How to Write Thank You Emails After an Interview

You’ve just had a great interview and you are on cloud nine about how it all went. That’s one of the best feelings in the world. However, just as important as the interview itself, is how you approach the follow-up thank you email. Learning how to write thank you emails after an interview can make the difference in whether or not you get the position. Here are a few tips to follow.

Don’t Forget the Subject Line

Remember that the person who interviewed you is likely incredibly busy. Help simplify things a bit by writing a clear subject line in your thank you emails. This could be as simple as “Thank You for the Interview” so that the person has a clear understanding of what the email is about.

Thank You Emails Should Be Personal

Don’t forget to include the interviewer’s name in the greeting. This shows that you were paying attention and that you value the time of the person you are contacting. Make sure that the name is spelled correctly.

Get Specific

Include a detail or two about the interview that really stood out to you. Perhaps it’s something about the role itself that excites you, or you can even refer back to some of the skills that you highlighted previously.

Talk About Your Interest

This is an excellent time to extend your interest in the position one final time. This lets the employer know that you are truly invested in the process and that you want it to be absolutely clear that you want to have the job.

Keep it Professional

Make sure that your email is short, to the point, friendly, and error-free. Time is a commodity that most people don’t have enough of, so you want to be sure that your email actually gets read. Make it as easy as possible simply by keeping it an easy read.

Include a Closing

Never just send an email with a final paragraph. Instead, include a professional closing (“Sincerely” is the safest option) and put your full name. You could also link to a portfolio or professional profile, so they have even more valuable information about your skills and experience.


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