How to nail the post-interview ‘thank you’ note

How to nail the post-interview ‘thank you’ note
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This personal touch has helped distinguish the truly stellar candidates from the so-so brigade.


You did the research and you hope you nailed the interview. So now you just need to sit back and wait for the job offer before you start negotiating the package, right?

Wrong. No longer reserved for great aunts and wedding gifts, thank you notes also are a useful tool if you’re looking to get hired as they offer an opportunity to reiterate the main points of your interview, and they can help you stand out from the competition.

New thinking from HR professionals and leaders across the globe has seen the thank you note rise in popularity, marking out the truly stellar candidates from the so-so brigade.

If you’re convinced, here is how to nail the post-interview ‘thank you’ note.

Keep it short

This is not your CV and it’s not a summary of the interview questions. In fact, it falls somewhere in between and shows how you’re able to strategically think and apply knowledge in a fast environment.

A thank you email should be no longer than 200 words and, ideally, should be sent within 24 hours of the interview taking place.

Keep it personal

Did you take notes during the interview? If not, aim to do so next time.

Taking notes means you’re able to revisit the knowledge you gained during the small talk portion of the interview or mention a tidbit you learned about the company culture, interviewer or plans for the future – marking you out as interested and knowledgeable.

Keep it relevant

There’s no point resharing information the hiring manager already knows. Instead, you want to explain that on further reflection you believe your experience with X would lend itself to solving a specific problem, or how you will add value to the company.

State the information and then state how you would either fix the problem or make the team better. This is a lasting comment on why you’re the best person for the job — make it count.

Keep it professional

This is an opportunity to showcase how easy you are to work with, how you communicate in the workplace, and your level of attention to detail. Get names and their spellings correct, get positions right, and make sure your grammar and punctuation are on point. Proofread before sending.

Now that you know how and why you need to send the thank you email, it’s time to find the perfect job. The Mediatel Job Board is full of available roles within media companies across the UK. We’ve selected three exciting roles below, but make sure to explore the job board to find your perfect fit.

Senior Product Designer, ITV

The Role: As the Senior Product Designer with ITV you will be part of a team that ensures design quality across all facets of UI and UX to unlock product teams to ship solutions at a greater pace and scale.

The Responsibilities: You will be responsible for creating a complex design system (primarily in Figma) for multiple devices such as web, mobile and connected TVs while ensuring efficient cross-functional collaboration with engineers and other functions.

The Requirements: You will have a substantial background of product design experience, in a combined UX/UI role with demonstrable impact on the product as well as solid practical experience with evolved and complex design systems.

Apply for the Senior Product Designer role or explore all available opportunities within ITV.

Global HR Specialist, Spotify

The Role: As Global HR Specialist at Spotify you will be central to ensuring HR operational efficiency and effectiveness as well as supporting all stages of the employee lifecycle.

The Responsibilities: You will be responsible for partnering with employment legal, talent acquisition, payroll, benefits, HR business partners, and many others to understand and resolve local issues as well as becoming the local specialist providing hands-on labour law advice.

The Requirements: You have at least three years’ experience working in an HR Advisor, HR Generalist, HR Specialist, People Operations, or HR Manager role as well as global experience working with international counterparts for an organisation with offices around the world.

Apply for the Global HR Specialist role or explore all available roles at Spotify.

SEO Content Specialist, Bauer Media Group

The Role: As the SEO Content Specialist with Bauer you will work to implement SEO editorial processes which will deliver growth in organic traffic and search visibility by making content recommendations on brands across the portfolio.

The Responsibilities: You will be responsible for monitoring organic search traffic, tracking keywords and adjusting the strategy accordingly while training editorial teams in SEO best practices including internal linking and the importance of topical authority.

The Requirements: You will have previous experience of working in SEO, preferably within a content or publishing environment, experience with using keyword tools for research and competitor analysis and an in-depth knowledge of Google Analytics and webmaster tools.

Apply for the SEO Content Specialist role or browse all available jobs at Bauer.

Browse the Mediatel Job Board to find your perfect role in the media now.


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