Help! What should I say in the email?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would send each a separate email or card in the mail. Say thank you for their time, you really appreciate learning more about the company, and you hope to have the opportunity to speak with them again or something like that.  I think you should keep it simple and sincere. Good luck with the job!

Post # 5
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2184 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I use the subject “Interview Follow-up” and always include a question in my thank you email. I would also send thank you cards (today)– those I just say thank you, without the question. Actually, 

Post # 6
Hostess
3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

The way I usually do it is to simply say “thank you,” and then follow up on a point I made, or perhaps ask one more question. (A question that’s either technical or position based, but the most important part is that its simple and straightforward for the person to ask.)

Here’s kind of what I mean, 

“Dear X,

Good morning, I hope you’re well today. I just want to take a moment and say, “Thank you” for taking the time to speak with me yesterday about the X position at X. I really enjoyed our discussion of X. 

After our discussion, I realized I had overlooked/failed to mention X. Can you please tell me XXXX?

Sincerely,

Mrs Blackheart”

Post # 7
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3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@LadyBlackheart:  I usually make the subject line “November 5th Interview” so they’re able to organize their emails easily.

Also, if the company has a formal recruitment process, they may print out emails and put it in your file so the entire hiring committee will see them. For that reason, do NOT copy and paste the same email to each interviewer. Vary it slightly, and definitely mention any person details that may have come up (ie – if one interviewer said she is going on vacation next week, wish her a relaxing week off).

Post # 8
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1327 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I usually go with something like “Nov 6th Interview Follow Up”, and would write a different email to each (incase they compare notes you don’t want them identical).  And as PPs have said including a question is a good idea.  It shows that you’re interested in the details of the job and also kinda forces them to respond to you.  May sound silly but having that extra contact and extra converstion can help make you stand out from other interviewers just because they spent more time with you.

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