The Power of a ‘Thank You’ Note
Hasn’t saying thank you been an etiquette that our parents always tried to instill in us? Well, parents are not the only ones who think good manners are essential. ‘Thank you’ has a great significance in the professional world also. When prospective employers take out their precious time to consider you for a job profile, it is considered a good practice to leave a ‘Thank You’ note to value them. In fact, you will be surprised to know how favorable a simple ‘Thank You’ note can be for your candidacy for a job role. Why Leaving a ‘Thank You’ Note Is Favorable for Job Applicants Given below are the benefits that a job applicant can reap by leaving a ‘Thank You’ note for the employers after an interview:
Showcase of common courtesy
In today’s busy world, it takes an effort to reschedule other important tasks and conduct an interview for every candidate. For all the time and whatever little experience they give you to face the corporate world, a ‘thank you’ note is the least that the recruiter deserves.
Stand out in the crowd
No one knows the reasons but most job applicants do not usually practice the courteous gesture of extending a ‘Thank you’ note after the interview. Those who do, automatically stand out of the crowd and are perceived as polite and well mannered. In fact, if after the interview you feel that the session did not go well, a simple thank you note might make the employers consider you.
If you feel that written communication is your forte, sending a written thank you note will help the employers know about this quality of yours. If the job requires a lot of writing, you can leverage maximum benefit from a thank you note. Also, interpersonal skills are valued in all organizations.
Cherry on the cake
So the interview went well and you are positive about you inputs. Wouldn’t you want to let the employers know that you were glad to have met them? The happiness of giving a good interview is valuable and employers must be the first few people to share it with. Apart from that, giving a thank you note reiterates your good points contributing to the final impression you wish to make on the employers. Now that you have realized the power of a ‘Thank You’ note, do not forget to use it for your benefit and as a gesture of respect for the employer.