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💥TOP 50 JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES To Get You Hired Rapidly! #32

I am counting down 50 PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR JOB SEEKERS to get noticed and hired rapidly.

#32 - Following up with a thank you note after each job interview is one of the most effective methods to boost your chances of being hired.

Thank you notes are often overlooked in today's fast-paced world, but they can truly set you apart from other applicants.

Along with being a common courtesy, sending a thank you note can remind the employer why you are perfect for the job.

The employer will know you are interested and invested in their company and give you an extra edge over other candidates.

The Power of Gratitude

In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to forget the power of a simple thank you. We often take our relationships for granted, assuming that others will always be there for us—but that's not always the case. Showing your interviewer genuine gratitude for their time is one way to set yourself apart from other candidates who may have interviewed for the same role.

After completing an interview, writing a thank you letter is essential in expressing gratitude and enthusiasm. According to recent research conducted by Monster, 74% of potential employers see sending a thank you note as a sign of good manners, while 45% of them believe it demonstrates a sincere interest in the job itself.

Another study published found that people who wrote thank you notes after job interviews were more likely to be offered the position than those who did not write notes. The researchers believe this is because expressing gratitude makes us more likable and creates a lasting positive impression.

A follow-up thank you note also is an opportunity to address any concerns your interviewer may have had about your qualifications or fit for the role.


When to Send Your Note

Try to send your thank you note within 24 hours of your interview. This will show that you're interested in the position and willing to take action quickly.

However, timing isn't always possible in today's hectic world. So if you don't send your thank you note within the first day or two after your interview, that's fine too. Just be sure to get it out as soon as possible so your interviewer doesn't forget about you!

What to Include in Your Note

Your note doesn't have to be long or overly formal; express your appreciation for the interviewer's time and reaffirm your interest in the role. If you're sending a physical letter, sign it, so they know it's from you.

Thank you notes are typically sent to everyone who interviewed you, but if time is limited, prioritize sending one to your prospective boss and anyone else on the hiring committee.

To send an effective thank you note after every job interview:

1. Write out your note as soon as possible after the interview. This way, it is fresh in your mind and has more of an impact on the employer. A handwritten or typed letter sent via email will suffice for most jobs, but a formal printed letter may be necessary if the job is high-level and requires additional etiquette.

2. Begin by expressing gratitude for the interviewer's time to meet with you and discuss their company and the position. Let them know that you are interested in pursuing the opportunity further, as this will reinforce your interest in the job to them.

3. Reiterate any key qualifications or skills you discussed during the interview and reaffirm your ability to excel in the role. This will help to address any concerns they may have had about your fit for the position and encourage them to offer you the job.

4. Close by thanking them again for their time, reiterating your eagerness to work with them, and expressing confidence that you are a good match for the job.

5. Follow up with a short phone call to check their hiring timeline or status, if appropriate. This is an additional way to show your interest and commitment to the role.

6. Continue to demonstrate your interest in the position by staying in touch with the company and following up periodically, as appropriate. This will help you stay on their radar, giving you a competitive advantage when it comes time for them to make a hiring decision. By demonstrating your gratitude and enthusiasm after every job interview, you can stand out as an exceptional candidate who is truly committed to the role and eager to succeed.

Following up with a thank-you note after each job interview is one of the most effective methods to boost your chances of being hired—so if you haven't been doing it, now's the time to start!

A few well-chosen words of thanks can make all the difference when employers make their final decision. So don't wait—send your interviewer a thank-you note today! By following these tips, you'll be on your way to acing your next job interview and landing your dream job in no time!

Good luck!

And if you need help, my Foolproof, Job-Getting, Career-Building System Pounding Pavement 101 includes templates to write thank you notes that get noticed. Grab time on my calendar to discuss your job search and how we can get you hired rapidly!


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