Give thanks after each job interview with these tips

Use these tips to send an interview thank you email that’s sure to move your candidacy forward.


The holiday season is the perfect time to acknowledge the blessings in our lives and give thanks for the loved ones and opportunities we’ve been given throughout the year. However, Thanksgiving isn’t the only time of year we should pause to give thanks. This is especially true if you’re currently searching for a job. A survey by Ladders found that saying thank you isn’t just a polite gesture – it’s an integral part of the interview process.

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite articles to help you create the perfect thank-you letter.

5 reasons to send thank-you emails

The thank-you letter can be an effective self-marketing tool and a critical component of your job-search strategy. Here are five reasons why you should incorporate thank-you letters into your post-interview routine.

Thank-you letters that win job offers

Powerful thank-you letters should integrate the same concepts as powerful resumes: personal selling tactics and competitive distinction. Use these tips to write a thank-you letter that effectively sells you for the position.

8 tips for giving thanks after an interview

A study by Ladders found more than 75 percent of interviewers say receiving a thank-you note impacts their decision-making process. Use these tips to set yourself apart by sending an effective, value-add thank-you message after each interview.

Thank-you letter quiz

A well-crafted thank you email following a successful job interview could be the tipping point that pushes you into the job-candidate finalist category. Take this quiz to determine whether your thank-you letter would pass the test.

Make timing count in the job search

In the job search, timing can be everything. Send a thoughtful thank you email to each interviewer within 24 hours of your interview. Use these tips to appropriately time your subsequent follow-up messages.

The job interview doesn’t end when you walk out the door. A carefully crafted interview thank you email creates an opportunity to reconnect with employers, build a meaningful relationship with interviewers, and keep your candidacy top-of-mind.