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Job Interview Follow up Email!

A job interview follow up email is a very powerful tool that will make a remarkable impression on the interview panel.  Traditionally, interviews were followed by a thank you letter, but nowadays with the digital communication at peak, sending an email is the fastest and the most effective way to do it.

However, even though the form of delivering the message is different the content of the message remains pretty much the same. The purpose of the job interview follow up email is the after opportunity to market yourself for the win.

Here are some pointers for an effective interview follow up email:

Convey thankfulness for the interviewer’s time and for providing you with the updates on the organization’s new directions.

Emphasize how your contribution is going to benefit the organization. Draw cohesive connections between company’s immediate demands and needs and your expertise and qualifications For e.g. “You want more stakeholder engagement, I can increase stakeholder engagement with the following techniques….; you want a strong leader with a expertise in X, I am a strong leader with a background in X etc. ”

Repeat your experience in solving problems or handling sensitive matters that were discussed during the interview. Write very brief paragraphs about how you solved problems emphasising ethics, creativity, interest of company etc.

Connect loose ends by including details to a question you didn’t tackle well in the interview.

More Pointers on Job Interview Follow up Email

You have 2 options when sending the job interview follow email; write the whole content in the email or write a couple of lines in your e-mail referring to your attached letter:

Sample: I was captivated  by the warmth and competence of your offices. As I explain in my attached letter the following are the key requirements for the position and that’s just what I can supply. For instance, I have all this experience (match five key requirements with five of your qualifications) from when I worked with (name of company). Please refer to the attached letter for more detailed information.  I was so happy about the interview I just wanted to thank you once more for all support. 


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