Following up after an interview can be a tricky business. For most of us, a follow up phone call is such a nerve wracking (and ineffective) experience. Which means we send a post-interview email instead.
Unfortunately for many, that post-interview email is often disguised as a thank you note. The truth is, however, recruiters know that while you’re saying, “Thank you for taking the time to meet with me,” you’re really saying “Did I get the job?”
Frankly, you’re not fooling anyone… and you’re missing an opportunity to stand out among the competition.
So How Do You Write the Perfect Post-Interview Email?
Detail by detail, this infographic from Business Insider breaks down the anatomy of the perfect post-interview email. Here, you’ll learn the elements that must be included as you craft your customized follow-up email. Take a look, and you just might start seeing the post-interview email as another opportunity to impress prospective employers, rather than just a generic “thank you.”
Following up after an interview doesn’t have to be so stressful. In fact, it can be one more opportunity to show your professionalism, character, and value. And along the way, you might even find out what you want to know: did you get the job?
Also published on Medium.