Interview Thank You Email

Examples And Review Of A Good And A Bad Thank You Email After An Interview


Examples And Review Of A Good And A Bad Thank You Email After An Interview






Since interviews are completed within a short time, it is hard to assess all qualities of the candidate, such as the candidate's enthusiasm, willingness to learn and adapt, etc., apart from politeness and congeniality which are essential in any work place. An email after an interview addressed to the interviewers would help to keep the candidate in focus and note how keen he or she is to work for the organization. It is a polite gesture as well.

Here are examples and reviews of a good and a bad thank you email after an interview that was held on May 2nd, 2013.

The first one hereunder was sent on May 3rd, 2013.
It is presumed that both examples have right subject line, which is a facility that exists in email applications.
The subject line reads as follows:
"Interview on May 2nd, 2013 for the post of Company Secretarial assistants"

Dear Mr. or Ms. as the case may be (last name of the interviewer)

Thank you for interviewing on May 2nd, 2013, for the post of .........
I am delighted that this job opportunity has come my way. It would help me shape my career in the direction I always wanted it to go in.

I am confident of my skills as a company secretary, having worked for almost 10 years with M/s.......
The job helped me gain practical experience on several aspects of this profession such as incorporation of companies, drafting minutes, preparing notices, filing various returns and forms, etc. I also know accounting and relevant accounting practices because I did my company secretary course from ....................... I am now looking forward to some exposure in listing companies, and complying with rules and regulations of stock exchanges. A job in your organization would give me that chance.

I would like to thank you once again for sparing your time to talk to me and being patient with me. Hope we do get an opportunity to work together.

Sincerely,

xyz


Here is the example of bad thank you email sent on May 7th, 2013, for the same interview.


Dear Mr. or Ms. as the case may be (last name of the interviewer)


Thank you for interviewing me on May 2nd, 2013. I hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

XYZ

Unlike traditional hard copy letters, emails get recorded with date, email addresses of both the sender as well as receiver and subject lines. The second email should have been sent on the third or latest by fourth. 7th is much too late for expressing such thanks. Another drawback of the second thank you email is that it is much too brief, and reflects indifference of the candidate in many respects. There is hardly any content to link the candidate with his or her resume. Employer can't be expected to search for relevant resume.

The first letter enabled employer to judge the available skill sets of the person. Notwithstanding the fact that they didn't match in entirety with the skill sets that the employer requires, it still leaves a positive impression because the person is honest enough to acknowledge the limited exposure and is obviously desirous of adding to his or her repertoire of skills.

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