You do not have to be a psychiatrist to realize that the majority of thank you emails after an interview, is something along the lines of “thank you for considering me for this job.” No doubt that you will receive lots of them but how many of them are sincere and how many are just another example of what happens when hiring managers focus on the recruiter.
Thank you emails are a clear sign that the candidate feels they have done well enough for the company to want to retain their services. They may even state the reason for the letter in the subject line as they don’t want to send to message to many people just thanking them for the position. Most of the time you don’t hear much about thank you emails after in person interviews because the recruiter is always happy with the candidate who received the most interviews.
In my opinion you should send thank you letters after an interview, if you don’t think so, then you may be a recruiter. Recruiters sometimes spend a lot of time taking care of their teams and in this case sending a thank you email is a great way to say thank you to the candidate.
First, I am going to give you a list of tips for keeping the gratitude of the candidate. First of all, you should not use a typical thank you email, be simple and very personal and unique. You can’t think you have to over deliver to get the thank you and that is just the opposite, thank the candidate, by saying thank you and make them feel special.
You should also emphasize that you appreciate the candidate doing the best they could do, regardless of whether it was the best they could do or not. I am not trying to turn you into a dictator here but you should also leave some room for the candidate to express their opinion and feelings. Thank you emails are an excellent way to let the candidate feel important and it may be the first time they speak up.
The applicant can say that they didn’t like the interview process because it was not a good match, that they think the candidate would have been better off in another position or maybe that they would have accepted the position if they had known they were getting it. All in all the applicant can say what they really feel without coming across as rude or asking for another interview.
One good thing about having a thank you letter is that there is no need to send the letter to everyone that worked on the interview. You can just let the applicant know that you appreciate their feedback and ask that they forward the letter to those who worked on the interview and only you.
Now if the candidate wanted to keep it personal, they should write a personal letter and send it to everyone. Not only is it their chance to express their personal feelings, it is also a great opportunity to add more information about the position. Again, it is a little bit different from writing a thank you email.
Thank you emails can also be sent to any past employers that have expressed interest in the position. You do not have to send thank you emails to everyone if the candidate tells you that they only want to do it to one or two people. This is fine because it is still an opportunity for the candidate to express their feelings, but it is also a little bit different from writing a thank you email.
You should have a list of potential candidates that you would like to thank. You should take note of their names and the dates the interview took place and then you should give them the opportunity to show you the possible areas that they would be a good fit for.
If the candidate has chosen to say thank you for the job offer, then now is the time to thank them. It may be that you offer to do anything but that it is nice to know you would take them on an adventure and see what makes them tick.
Thank you emails after an interview can be very personal but there are still some guidelines that must be followed. be followed so that the letter is nice and professional.