Congratulations — you’ve landed an interview for the job of your dreams, and nailed every single question the interviewer asked you.
Now it’s just time to head home and wait for your phone to ring, right?
Not if you actually want to get the job.
Your next step after leaving the interview should be to send your interviewer a thank-you email. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or poetic, but you need to thank them for taking the time to speak with you.
Why Should You Write a Thank-You Email?
A survey of employers by Career Builder found 22 percent of employers are less likely to offer a job to an interviewee if they don’t receive a thank-you note.
Eighty-six percent of those same employers feel a missing thank-you note shows a lack of ambition and follow-through.
Sending a thank-you note is another opportunity to sell yourself and your skills and to set yourself apart from the pack.
It shows how keen you are for this job and can tilt the balance in your favor if it’s a close competition between a few candidates. Read More