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Sending thank you notes after any interview is important, but thanking interviewers after the second interview is a MUST! The stakes are higher, and so are the expectations. Every situation is different. Sometimes mailing your thank you is the best option, and other times an email is the way to go. In this blog, we’ll provide 3 examples to say thank you after the second interview.
No matter which thank you method you use, the objective at this point is to emphasize your enthusiasm for the position, the company, and why you are the best fit for the position based on your experience.
Thank You Email After Second Interview
Emailing a thank you note after the second interview is by far the most common follow-up method. Although there are always exceptions, we’ve come up with a few ways for you to tell when you should utilize email over snail mail:
— The interview was very informal and laid back
— The interviewer is following up within 3 days
— The job itself requires a lot of email usage
#1. Email Example (in-person interview)
It was great meeting with you for a second interview today! My enthusiasm for X position has grown even stronger since our first discussion. Once again, I felt a strong connection with the culture of X company, and believe I would make a great all-around fit. My X skills and advanced experience in X solidify my belief that I am a great fit for this exciting position.
Thank you again for taking the time to meet with me. I look forward to hearing back from you!
#2. Email Example (over-the-phone interview)
If you had two phone interviews, you probably spoke to two different people.
I enjoyed speaking with you for my second interview today! Ever since my first interview with Jason, I’ve had a strong vested interest X Company. Our discussion today solidified my enthusiasm for X position, and I am confident that my experience in X would make for a great fit.
Thanks again, and I look forward to meeting the X Company team and yourself in person!
Thank You Letter After Second Interview
Mailing a thank you letter may seem a little old-school, but it’s still appropriate for some situations. For example, if the hiring manager or company has a more traditional attitude or culture, a thank you letter may be the way to go. Here are a few other reasons why you may want to choose snail mail over email:
— Interview was very formal
— Lengthy hiring process
— Interviewed with other candidates
#3. Letter Example
Dear Mrs. Green,
Thank you for taking the time to interview me for the second time. I appreciate your interest in my candidacy for X position.
As we discussed, I believe that my array of X skills will be of great value for X Company. I am especially interested in this position because X, Y, and Z. I am looking forward to meeting with you again to discuss any further details about my past experience, skill sets, or any other relevant matters.
Final Interviewing Tips
No Dumb Mistakes – You cannot afford to spell the interviewer’s name wrong. Be sure to proofread!
Personalize – Be authentic, and make sure to reiterate what was previously discussed in the interview.
Be Prompt – Sending a thank you note within 24 hours shows that you mean business.
We wish you the best of luck in all of your interviews. If you ever need any assistance, feel free to contact Brightwing anytime.
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