Another great post about differentiating yourself from other job seekers over at US News. It’s an article written by G.L. Hoffman about the importance of writing thank you letters.
What I didn’t know is that 90% of job seekers (according to him) don’t write thank you notes. And here I thought it was not only mandatory, but also good form.
The advice he has to offer is a rundown of how to write a great thank you note. While I will leave the article for you to read on your own, there is one great piece of advice I wanted to share:
During your interview, you should have focused your answers on what you can do for the company. Either refresh their memory about this or even better, give them one more thing. I have been thinking about this position and I know I can help because I can do A, B and C.” Remember, specificity sells over generalizations.
I like this. Not only does the thank you note let them know that you appreciate the offer, but it also allows you to reinforce how well you will fit in the position. It makes the selection process easier for them.
I suggest you check it out.