If you are now working, chances are you would have involved in some sort of job interviews before. I don’t know about you but I rarely heard people sending cards to thank their Interviewers. Although it is not the most important aspect of an interview, I still think sending cards or personal notes to thank your Interviewer is one of the things we should do and who knows where the card will lead you to!
Be it applying for full-time or part-time job, they are the same. Below are four principles that you can follow to create a memorable thank-you card / note.
The only reason why people throw away cards that they receive is when the cards are sent without thoughts. One of the examples is template cards / notes. Do yourself a favor by only sending out personalized cards / notes starting today! Template cards and notes turn people off and give an impression that you have them mass printed for distribution purposes..
One great way to personalize the card is to state the name of the person you want to thank and handwritten the note whenever it is possible. Another tip is to mention something (e.g. part of your conversation) in the note that makes the Interviewer recalls the interview session easily.
Do your very best to send out the thank you notes / cards immediately after the interview. The Interviewer should receive the note / card within the next 7 days. This ensure that the Interviewer can still remember who you are.
Leave your contact information
You should also leave your contact information on the card in case the Interviewer wants to give you a call when he / she receives the card. You never know when will your Interviewer stumbled upon your card or thank-you note again in future and decides to give you a call and offer you another opportunity =)
Print your photo on the card (Bonus tip)!
If possible, print your photo and sign off at the end of the card. This will certainly make it very easy for your Interviewer to recall the session. Printing your photo in a card is simple with today’s technology. Go ahead and send out personalized cards with your photo via this link.
I have also included a YouTube video created by Gloria Dixon Campbell on how to write a thank-you note after an interview for your viewing.