Follow-up notes are like keeping that momentum going. You just had a great interview, and you know that chances are there to land the job. But things definitely do not end here. With interview follow-up, you stay in your recruiter’s metal memo and force him/her to remember your face.
In short, you are trying to make an impression, after having done it already once. So, things must be perfect. But what do you write in your follow-up notes? Do you just say thank you and leave it there? What else do you say? Well, to ease things out, consider two sample letters with tips associated with it.
Sample 1: For technical post
Dear Mr. White,
I would like to thank you for interviewing me for the position of [post name] this morning. I was really fascinated to learn about the job profile and visiting your facility in person was like a dream come true.
On my way back, I was pondering over our interaction and speculating how I may fit in your company. Most of my time is passed with computers and considering it as my profession has been the best decision I have ever made. You must be amused to know that even today I am contacted by friends and neighbors to solve technical glitches arising in their gadgets.
On a serious note, I do think my internships at ABC and XYZ may help me get acquainted with this job profile and hope to make a valuable contribution to your company. As I stated, my skill of framing codes with minimum runtime is what made me consider this designation. My qualifications, blended with my interests are sure to reflect in my performance.
Thank you for your time and this opportunity again. Please feel free to contact me anytime via email [email id] or telephone [phone number], if you need any further information. I am eager for the opportunity to work in your company. Looking forward to hearing from you.
It does not sound desperate at all to harp about your skill set again. Maybe, in all that chaos, the recruiter may have missed out on a certain point. Certainly, mentioning them again cannot harm your chances. Still, if you are uncomfortable with this sounding desperate thing, have a look at the next sample.
Dear Ms. Portia,
Thank you for time and providing me the opportunity to discuss the Executive Sales Manager post this morning. The session was interesting, and I got to learn a lot by conversing with a professional like you.
The other day, my mentor cum guide was sharing with me his view as to how academic knowledge is entirely different from the practical field. He went on to say that, at times, all that we study on pen and paper fail and we have to depend on sheer intuition to solve a crisis situation.
I was really fascinated to hear the same from you. The other day, I was reading an article about how the CEO of XYZ company broke all myths and went on to apply a sales policy that has never been thought before. It actually inspired me back then. I felt the need to share the same with you.
I believe that this post in your company will definitely help me to become a real professional like you or this CEO. Innovation has always been one of my USPs, which combined with my communication skill, will help me manage this post responsibly.
Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime via email [email id] or phone [phone number], should you have any further inquiries. Hope to hear from you soon.
If you have such a story, do share it. You may not receive a thank you reply back, but your motive was never to start an informal conversation.
Properly framed follow-up letters can go a long way to make your chances better. You may even surpass the best candidate there and bag the job. Plus, with this tactic, you are already building a rapport with the HR even before joining. Think how can it help you in future? So, don’t just stop the process at the interview stage; send out a thank you letter. [How to Write a Thank You Letter After Interview]