How To Send Thank You Email To HR Or A Recruiter

Sending a thank you note to a recruiter after a successful interview for a prospective job offer is one of the almighty rules of "smart ways to getting a job". It is as important as the job interview itself though not totally a prerequisite to getting a job.

One of my personal reasons why I always tell candidates to do this is:

1. It shows that you are expressly interested in the job.
2. It reminds the recruiter of your candidacy because it is not an easy job trying to remember all candidates interviewed for a job. Except of course through the use of interview grading sheets.
3. It can be a chance to impress upon the interviewer the type of character you have. Someone who gives feedback and is grateful for every opportunity.

 4. It may earn you another opportunity to meet with the interviewer even if you haven't been shortlisted earlier on.
5. Thank you notes gives you an opportunity to quickly mention things that you forgot or were unable to say during the interview. The list is endless.

So next time you have had a very breathtaking interview for a breathtaking job, kindly send a thank you note using the format below;

Dear Hiring Manager,

My name is Adetunji Awosika, the candidate for the Social Media Analyst job who was interviewed at 10am this morning.
I would like to say a big thank you for the opportunity to meet with you and the rest of your team.

I am confident that all of the wonderful ideas we shared would give the results we want and anticipate.

Social media has always been fascinating to me and I believe I can exceed all of the organizations expectations within the probation period.

I look forward to speaking with you again.


This was what a recruiter told us.
Anonymous; "Thank you emails is good. For me, it's not bad at all. Usually, it makes me want to give the candidate a second chance if he did badly in the first interview. I usually just check my schedule and ask him to come over so that we could take a look at his or her plan together."


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