Dial-In Your Email Message
Do: Refer To Specific Details Discussed During The Interview
The body of your email should acknowledge or reiterate details that were discussed in the interview. This will also help the hiring manager/s remember you clearly and distinguish you from other candidates. For example, let’s say your interviewer mentioned that the department is facing challenges with scaling their social media platforms.
In your follow up email, you can touch on this point and reinforce how your skills in social media can help them address those challenges.
This is also a prime opportunity to introduce a point that you may have forgotten to mention during the interview. I’ve done that myself. Driving home from the interview and thinking to myself, crap I really wanted to mention that and forgot. Now’s your chance.
Don’t: Write Generic Thoughtless Statements
This is your last chance to position yourself as a top hiring candidate. Avoid writing a follow up email that only sums up the same closing sentiments you used in the interview.
For example, don’t simply write, “Thank you for your time yesterday. I’m excited about the idea of joining your team!” Be specific as to why you’re excited about joining the team.