Hello Blog Readers,

It’s Patrick Okunima again. How was your week? Hope it was stress-free? For those who are still searching, I prophesy to you that before the end of the year you’ll share your testimony – And so shall it be according to your faith – AMEN!

Now, open your minds and digest every detail I’m sharing on this blog today. All the topics we’ve been treating here are important, but the lessons from this post if properly implemented can help you land that job. It has worked for others and can still work for you too. I recommend you bookmark this page for future use. Sit back and enjoy the post.

If you are searching “thank-you note after interview” in the hopes that someone on the World Wide Web would tell you they’re outdated and relieve you of your duty, you’re in the wrong place. Some will tell you that it doesn’t matter, that the hiring decision has been made and a note means nothing. Don’t be deceive, wake up from your slumber and craft the best thank you letter for your potential employer. The question to ask is what the content of the thank you letter should look like. Fear not- we’re breaking it down for you. Here’s a sample of thank you letter based on many I have sent. This is a very basic template, but the more personalization the better;

SAMPLE 1    

Replace the bracket text with whatever terms are appropriate for you and your situation.

Subject: Thank you for the (Job Title) position interview on (date)

Dear (Mr./Ms. Last Name):

Thank you very much for your time today (or yesterday or the date) to interview me for the position of (job title). I appreciate the opportunity to learn more about this job, to meet you and (names of other interviewers), and to see your facility (or offices, location, whatever is appropriate).

(Reference anything you said that seemed important to the interviewer, like: As we discussed, I find the technology related to using cloud computing fascinating and an amazing opportunity for the future, but security is also a major concern. Keeping XYZ Company’s information safe would be a top priority for the person in this job, and I would love to dig deeply into the protective technologies, as well as the threats, to avoid future problems.)

(Reference the “connection” you may have made, like: I enjoyed finding someone else who attended XYZ College and also roots for the hockey team. Hope they make the NCAA Division finals next year!)

As we discussed, I have (months or years) of experience with (technology, tools or qualification you have that seemed most important in the interview). With my background and experience, I believe that I could become a contributor to your team very quickly.

I am excited about the opportunity to join (organization name). Please do not hesitate to email or call me if you have any questions or need any additional information.

I look forward to hearing from you (whenever they said they would be in touch or in 10 days if they didn’t give you a date.)

Best regards,

(Your name)

(Your job title or tagline, like “ecommerce Customer Support Specialist”)

(LinkedIn Profile URL)

(Phone number-not your work number if you are employed).

SAMPLE 2     

Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me yesterday. This job honestly feels like a perfect fit-my experience has well prepared me for the responsibilities of the role and I have the skills you are looking for, to accomplish what you’re looking to accomplish. I know I would be a valuable, creative and enthusiastic member of your team and I can tell that we would work well together.

Thanks again for the awesome opportunity. I look forward to hearing from you soon and hopefully joining your fantastic team. Until then, good luck with that TBR pile!

Best regards,

Patrick Okunima


Good afternoon, Kunle,

Thank you for taking the time to speak with me yesterday about the staff writer position with HFmagazine.

It was a pleasure meeting you and I truly enjoyed learning more about the role and the company. After our conversation, I am confident that my skills and experiences are a great match for this opportunity.

I am very enthusiastic about the possibility of joining your team and would greatly appreciate a follow-up as you move forward with the hiring process. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me by my email or phone. Thanks again, and I hope to hear from you in the near future.

Best regards,

Patrick Okunima

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