This is the one thing that most people forget to do (or do poorly)If you’re in the midst of a job search or recently went through one, you’ll know first-hand how competitive the job market is.
No longer is it “good enough” to have a killer résumé.
You’ve got an equally impressive and custom-branded Linkedin profile and cover letter, and perhaps a one-page networking document.
You know how important it is to communicate what your value is, so you created and practiced your short elevator pitch that hooks the listener in a few seconds.
You’ve nailed some interviews as a result of being able to express your value verbally and in writing.
You know how to answer behavioural and situational questions because you created and practiced your long value proposition statement.
Congratulations! You’re probably a lot farther ahead than most people.
But don’t get too comfortable – you’re not done yet! There’s one other milestone that you need to meet that always seems to be an after-thought – if anyone thinks about it at all.
It’s following up to a successful interview with a killer thank you note.
This is no longer an option but a necessity and can make the difference between getting the job or being taken out of the running.
Why a thank you note is such a big dealBy today’s standards, a post-interview thank you note goes way beyond just being a social courtesy. It’s another opportunity to SELL YOURSELF for the job. Think of it like a follow up sales letter.
A well-crafted thank you note: Read the full article to see what a thank you note can do for you, tips, and tricks.