You've aced that interview — or at least you think you have — and the job is in the bag, right? Wrong. There's one more step that you should do to maximise your chances of landing that next job.
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That's a followup email to thank the company for its time, and present what in effect becomes your last "pitch" for the job. It's not enough, argues Whitney Purcell, associate director of Career Development at Susquehanna University to simply send a "thanks" email at 3am after an interview. "The best timeframe to send a thank you email is within 24 hours after your interview", she argues.
Over at Business Insider, they've dissected a followup email to show exactly what you should — and shouldn't — put into your followup email which is well worth reading, especially if you've been doing well in interviews but failing that final hurdle of actually getting a new job. As we've noted previously, even if you don't get a job, it can be productive to be in contact to find out why regardless.
6 reasons this is the perfect thank-you letter to send after a job interview [Business Insider]