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February 15th, 2009
Immediately After Your Interview, ensure you do this…

According to Robert Oldham, the founder of you should not wait like 90% of people after you have attended an interview to write a letter/email to your interviewer thanking him or her, especially if you thought the interview went well and if you are interested in working for the employer. He suggested sending an e-mail to accomplish the following:

  • The interviewer will notice that you took some time to thank him or her for interviewing you. This is usually appreciated asso few people take the time to say “thank you”.

  • You will stand out from most or all of the other interviewees who will typically not bother to send a thank you note.

  • You can let the interviewer know that you are interested in the position and also remind him or her as to how your skills fit the position. The structure for your thank you note could be as follows:

1. Thank the interviewer for his time.

2. Let the interviewer know that you are interested in the position/company.

3. Remind the interviewer of how your skills/achievements fit with the position.

4. Let the interviewer know that you are looking forward to hearing from him or her.

5. Include your contact information so that the interviewer can easily reach you.

In summary, the thank you note enables you to stand out from the other interviewees and gives you another opportunity to let the interviewer know why they should hire you.

While this alone won’t guarantee you the job, it certainly can help. If you are interested in the position you interview for next I would recommend that you use this simple technique to increase your chances of winning your next interview.

This is to your successJ!!!

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