There are many steps and forms of etiquette that should be followed when you are interviewing for a job. By knowing and following these steps, you will set yourself apart from other applicant for the job that you interviewed for. One of the most over looked steps in the interview process is sending a thank you note after a job interview. This simple act can show the interviewer that you are serious about obtaining a job with their company. Follow this simple process for every job interview that you go. Sending a thank you note after a job interview may be just the edge that you need to land the job of your dreams.
During the job interview make sure that you get the name and contact information of the interviewer. You need to have the correct spelling of her name and address to send a thank you note after your job interview. One of the best ways to do this is to ask for her business card. Many interviewers offer their business card at the end of the job interview even if not asked.
Sit down at your computer and type up the thank you note after you get home from the job interview. It is best to type out the thank you note while the job interview is fresh in your mind. Always use a computer to type and print out a thank you note after a job interview. This will make the thank you note look professional.
Address the thank you note for your job interview to the person that you interviewed with. You will want to thank the person for taking the time to sit down with you to discuss the open position. Specifically state what position you interviewed for and when you sat down with her.
Express your interest in the open position. Tell the person that you had the job interview with how you believe that you will favorably fit in the position. Limit this statement to one to two sentences.
Close your thank you note for your job interview by thanking the interviewer for taking the time to consider you for the position. Tell her that you look forward to hearing from her soon.
Print out the thank you note for the job interview. Place the thank you note into a business size envelope. Mail out the thank you note for the job interview the next morning.