Well, you built a solid resume, researched the company, and breezed through the interview. You’re sitting back thinking about how wonderful you have done. But guess what – you can’t stop now! What occurs, or does not occur, after the interview often determines who gets the job.
That’s right, even if you’ve done everything incredibly well up until now, not following-up with a thank you letter can kill your chances of getting the job. Employers often interview several people for each position and you can get lost in the pile if you don’t follow-up and make yourself stand out from the crowd.
This is not an impossible task. It’s really a simple thing compared to the hours you spent preparing the perfect resume and researching answers to interview questions. You simply need to write a letter to the interviewer(s) to thank him/her for their time and restating why you are the perfect candidate.
This may seem like a trivial, even menial, task – but it is important. A follow-up letter is a step in the job-search process that many people overlook or take for granted. Show your follow through abilities, initiative, and respect by taking the time to craft a strong letter. It could be what wins you a job.