Sending a ‘thank you’ email after attending an interview for a new job is good practise and a great way to make a good impression and show your sincere interest to the employer. Even if you feel the interview went very well, you could make an even better impression by following the interview up with a simple ‘thank you for your time’ note. On the other hand, if you feel the interview didn’t go as well as you hoped that it would, sending a ‘thank you’email is a great way to redeem yourself and maybe give yourself a chance to remind the employer of the good points about the interview.
Thank the interviewer – Start the email by thanking the interviewer for their time and for giving you the opportunity to meet with them.
Explain again why you feel you are right for the role – Remind the interviewer about your skill set, experience and qualifications and why you think you fit the candidate criteria.
Provide new information – If you forgot to discuss something important during the interview such as an achievment, then include this in your email to the interviewer. It could be an important factor impacting the interviewers decision.
Recap the topics that you and the interviewer discussed – If you discussed a specific topic with the interviewer mention it in your email. It is likely that the interviewer met with other potential candidates, so prompt the interviewers memory to help remind them.
Advise the interviewer that you will follow up – If you haven’t received any contact from the employer then mention in your email to them that you will follow up soon.
Keep the ‘thank you’ note brief – Your ‘thank you’ email should be short and to the point. Make sure you only include relevant information.
Send the email within 24 hours of interview – It’s best to email the interviewer as soon as you can whilst the meeting is still fresh in the employers mind. If you leave it too long, chances are other candidates have got in before you, the interviewer has made their decision and you’ve missed out!
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From All of the team at Agricultural and Farming Jobs