So you are done with the interview now and are waiting for the call. Don’t just wait. Make some noise. Write a thank you email to the person who took your interview. Why is this important? The main reason behind people writing thank you emails is to attract attention. And that is the idea. But it serves another purpose too and that is to come across as someone who is a polite individual, and understands professionalism.
Basically, a thank you email serves two purposes and both are important. Once you are done with the interview, you will have little or no chance to get back in touch with a prospective employer. This is your chance to make a difference. When an employer receives your email, he will be reminded of your skills and accomplishments and this reminder may play a pivotal role in hiring you. Since employers conduct dozens of interviews, it often becomes difficult for them to remember all of this. A thank you email will remind him or her of who you are and who knows, your chances of being hired may increase!
Give prospective employers something to remember you by and write a thank you email. A sample is given below for reference:
Dear Ms. Holmes:
It was a pleasure meeting with you yesterday and acquiring insight into the workings of Township Travels. I must admit that I am even more inclined to work as a Secretary at your organization, now that I am aware of the inner workings of the company.
As I mentioned during the interview, I have worked extensively as a secretary, which makes me an excellent choice to work for Township Travels as well. Possessing effective verbal and written communication skills and the expertise to handle administrative work such as scheduling appointments, organizing filing duties and managing records, you will not have to instruct me twice. I am confident that my ability to juggle many projects simultaneously and compose, proofread and edit correspondence in a professional manner will be a great credit to you.
Yesterday’s interview strengthened my enthusiasm to work as a secretary at your organization. I am positive that my energy and qualifications, particularly my familiarity with the present system that you are working on, will prove to be an asset.
Thank you for your time. I look forward to meeting with you soon in a second interview.
120 Club Road
South Burlington, VT 19373
Tel: (111) 111-1111