For the first few minutes after an interview, you feel relieved and proud all at once. The hard part is over–the actual interview–but now comes the dreaded wait. Did you nail it, and get the job? Or did they hire someone else? Don’t let this anxiety over the response stop you from positioning yourself as a better candidate. An interview follow up message is key to that venture, so make sure a thank you email after the interview is on your to-do list!
Here is a comprehensive list of interview thank you emails. Feel free to use them word-for-word, or just the general feel of the wording. Either way, they will provide a great idea of how to write a great follow up email!
10 Sample Thank You Emails After Interview
General Follow Up Email After Interview
Dear Mrs. Carlisle,
It was a pleasure meeting you today. Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me! I truly believe my background as an app developer, and the prosperity of the app I personally developed, ThymeCrunch, really set me up for success at The Develapp company. Looking forward to hearing from you. I hope you have a wonderful day!
Share a Mutual Interest
Dear Ms. Lee,
It was wonderful meeting you today, and I really appreciate you setting aside time to interview me. I’m very excited to be considered for the junior actuarial position, in addition to all of the potential opportunities the company presents! It was lovely chatting about our shared passion for sand volleyball!
Thank you so much for your consideration, and I hope you have a phenomenal rest of your day!
Social Media-Specific Job
Dear Mr. Khan,
It was lovely meeting you today. I really appreciate you taking the time to interview me! I wanted to electronically provide you with my social media accounts, for sake of ease. I’ve tried various social media strategies over the years, and have built a significant following. You can find me on the following platforms:
Thank you so much for considering me for the Social Media Guru position. I look forward to hearing from you, and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Thank You Email After Phone Interview
Dear Mrs. Wykowski,
It was phenomenal speaking with you today. Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to call me for an interview! I appreciate you considering me for the position as a part-time beauty consultant. If you’re interested, here is a direct link to my portfolio: (Insert Link). Please feel free to reach out with any further questions. I hope you have a lovely day!
Dear Mr. Miller,
I really appreciate you taking the time to interview me today! It was very beneficial to have a visual of the office–it really provided me with an idea of the office environment. Thank you so much for considering me for the Graphic Design position, even though we were unable to interview in-person. I look forward to hearing from you, and I hope you have a phenomenal day!
Strictly Virtual Position Interview
Dear Mrs. Prakesh,
Thank you so much for setting aside time to interview me! I really appreciate being considered for the remote secretarial position, and I’m looking forward to learning more about life as a virtual employee. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I hope you have a lovely day!
I Have Further Questions that Didn’t Arise in the Interview
Dear Mr. Johns,
Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me today! I really enjoyed our discussion regarding the current state of the stock market. A few questions did come up after the interview, that I would like to ask now.
-When I’m traveling on business trips, will I generally be driving or flying?
-Approximately how long do business trips tend to last?
I appreciate your consideration for the position. Looking forward to hearing from you, and hope you have a wonderful day!
“I Really Blew It” Interview
Dear Ms. Burton,
It was wonderful meeting you earlier today. Thank you so much for setting aside time from your busy schedule to interview me! I really appreciate being considered for the Interior Decorator position and wanted to electronically provide you with my portfolio. It can be found here: (Insert Link). Additionally, a former manager will be reaching out regarding my best project! I hope you’re having an absolutely phenomenal day!
You’ve Already Followed Up, But Still Haven’t Heard
Dear Mr. Longbottom,
I really enjoyed interviewing with you last Thursday, and I wanted to touch base. Do you need anything further from me, in order to help the process? I hope you’re enjoying the new dusting of snow!
You Didn’t Get the Job, But Want to Keep a Relationship
Dear Ms. Jolie,
Thank you so much for your consideration for the PPC management position. While I’m a bit sad I wasn’t the right fit, I’m sure you did a great job of choosing the best candidate! I would love to stay in contact with you. Looking forward to seeing you at the Women in Digital Marketing seminar later this month. I hope you have a lovely day!