5 Sample Thank You Emails After Your Interview (With Tips)

A thank you goes a long way...

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The scene is set. You've just had a great interview. You feel that you really clicked with the interviewer and have high hopes for making it. This job could be a great change and opportunity for you. But there's one thing left to do to tie the ribbon and complete the interview process - send a thank you email!

Sending a thank you email or thank you note after your interview is a must! It may seem like an unnecessary thing to do but it's a really important and easy part of making sure you stand out as a candidate.

In today's post, I'll help you understand how a thank you email will help your career, how to write one, and examples that you can use. Let's go!

Reasons to send a thank you email after your interview

As someone who's been on the hiring team a few times, here are the ways that a thank you email will help you in your job search process:

  1. It's a good way to close the meeting. A thank you email after your interview is quite similar to a thank you after you've been at someone's dinner. It shows that you value their time and efforts.
  2. It makes you look professional. A succinct, well-written email after an interview shows that you know how to be a part of a healthy workspace and communicate well.
  3. It shows your interest. When you send the email, it solidifies how interested you are in getting the job and are willing to do what it takes.
  4. Candidates who communicate professionally are memorable. The interviewer will remember the way you presented yourself and it will make you stand out as a reliable person.
  5. A thank you email after your interview also allows you to ask any important question that you missed asking or confirm a follow-up interview. But be sure to not ask any question that has a long answer. That should be during the interview.

How to Write a Thank You Email After Interview

Now that we know how important sending a thank you email is in getting your next dream job, let's understand how to write that email! Worry not, it's pretty simple and straightforward and won't take a lot of time.

Here are a few things you should keep in mind:

  1. Keep it short: The interviewer probably has to keep up with a lot of applications and interviews so there's nothing they appreciate more than someone saving their time. Don't beat around the bush. Write a short email that is clear and to the point.
  2. Send it as soon as you can: This email is not to be postponed. The earliest you can send it after the interview, the better it will be.
  3. Start with gratitude: Of course, you have to thank them in the thank you email. Try to make it a bit more specific. Was there something about the interviewer that stood out to you, like the questions they asked, or how helpful they were in their responses? You can let them know about it. Also, express your interest once again in the job and your role.
  4. Don't toot your own horn: A candidate should be confident and humble at the same time. Take this opportunity to thank the other person and express your interest in contributing to the role. They already have an idea about you. Don't talk about your expertise here or how ideal you are for the job.
  5. End with hope: To wrap it up, write about how you're looking forward to their response, or the next interview if there's one, or simply assure them that you are available for any questions they would have for you. Wish them a good day. Give your regards, write your name, and you're done.

Thank You Email Examples

Now, keeping in mind what constitutes a good thank you email after an interview, here are some examples that you can use or take inspiration from.

Example 1

Subject: Thanks for the call, Amy!

Hey Amy!

It was great to talk to you today and discuss the role of Product Designer at Gratitude. I was enlightened by many points you made and grateful for your willingness to answer my questions too.

I look forward to our next conversation. You can reach out to me on this email or phone 000-000000 anytime. Wishing you a great day ahead!


Example 2

Subject: Thanks for meeting me, Chloe!

Hey Chloe!

I wanted to thank you for taking the time to talk to me about how I could potentially become a part of Envision as a Digital Marketer. You really display all of the values the company holds and it has made me even more interested in the role.

Thank you for considering me for this opportunity. I look forward to your response. You can reach out to me on this email or phone 000-000000 anytime. Wishing you a great day ahead!

With gratitude,

Example 3

Subject: Thanks for the conversation, Dan!

Hello Dan,

I want to express my gratitude for the insightful discussion about the Android Developer position at Dream. Your commitment to the company's values resonates with me, and it aligns perfectly with my professional philosophy.

Thank you for considering me for this incredible opportunity. I am enthusiastic about the chance to contribute my skills to Envision's success. Feel free to reach out to me at emily@email.com or 000-0000 for any additional details.

Looking forward to the possibility of joining the Envision team!

Warm regards,

Example 4

Subject: Thanks for the interview, Tina!

Hey Tina!

Thank you for the opportunity to discuss the Product Manager role at Spark. I really enjoyed our conversation and feel even more excited to be part of the team.

Thank you for considering me for this opportunity. I eagerly await your response. Feel free to contact me at taylor@email.com or 000-0000 for any further discussions.

Wishing you a wonderful evening!

Best regards,

Example 5

Subject: Thanks for the insightful call, Ramesh!

Hey Ramesh,

I wanted to thank you for our conversation this afternoon. I really enjoyed discussing how I could become a part of Anchor with you and my eagerness to join the team has only grown after talking to you.

I look forward to the next interview. Please reach out to me at melanie@email.com or 000-0000 for any questions.

Wishing you a joyous week ahead!

Best regards,

And, that's it! I wish you the very very best in your job search! It can be a really challenging time so I hope that you can maintain your confidence and keep going. Also, if you have a friend who is currently applying for jobs, do share this post with them. Let's help each other out!

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Aarushi Tewari

Aarushi Tewari

The writer and affirmations speaker at Gratitude, Aarushi believes that one of the most effective ways of feeling inner peace is by being grateful and having a loving self-relationship.

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