Loc: Pacific NW, USA
My niece interviewed for a position where I work. She is a very good candidate for the position and the manager liked her. However I'm not sure if they are still going to be hiring as they are dragging their feet about awarding the position and the last time this happened the higher ups canceled the postition. She said she was not nervous and enjoyed the interview. I think it is a matter of an opening appearing before she gets hired. I told her she needs to write a note of thanks for the interview and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on wording. She agrees but doesn't know what to write. I was thinking along the lines of "Thanks for your time. I enjoyed the interview. You made me comfortable and I would like to work for/with you. If it doesn't work out I would like to interview at another time."<br><br>Cheers, iRock<br>There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and [Unix] BSD. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.<br>Jeremy S. Anderson
"Thank you for allowing me to interview for the position of ______. <br>It reinforced my desire to work for the _______Company. If there are any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.<br>Again, thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon."<br><br>I suggest it not be typed but personal. It sounds like she will be perfect for the job just so long as they create the position.<br>Either way, good luck to her. She is lucky to have you in her corner.<br><br>
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
Hey thanks. She does know my supervisor from visiting me and she knows more about the operating systems and computers than anyone else and he knows that. She also like the graphic design and does web pages and did newsletters in school. I am going to take her a notecard since she doesn't have any and yes it will be handwritten. Good advice, the only job I ever interviewed for is the one I have so I don't have experience to draw on. I do know a handwritten note is nice. I will pass this along.<br><br>Cheers, iRock<br>There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and [Unix] BSD. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.<br>Jeremy S. Anderson
What sross wrote is perfect.<br>This line sross wrote is very important -If there are any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. it shows that she is not begging for a job.<br><br>As a employer I look for such things and details. If a prospective new hire does not try and contact me again with a letter or phone call like this one -- I assume that the person does not want the job.<br><br>note: The letter should be addressed to the interviewer with - a line under the person name that says - To whom it may concern since that letter will also be seen by the higher ups, they to should be included.<br><br>
Hiya iRock - here's some bits and pieces from letters in my archives:<br><br>Dear Xxxxxxx,<br> <br> I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for meeting with me on xxx (date). It was both an enjoyable and informative interview and I was impressed with what I saw and have learned about xxxxx. I would again like to express my interest in the position of xxxx. I believe I would work well with xxxx(people she may have met) and along with my versatility and initiative make valuable contributions to the future of xxxxxxx. <br><br>I thank you for your consideration, it is encouraging to know my talents stood out and were noticed from amongst so many others. Hope to hear from you soon!<br> <br> Sincerely,<br> <br> Xxxxxxx<br><br>I always write follow up letters - even if after the interview I am no longer interested in the position.<br><br>
The way I read the letter as an employer. May I take a moment.<br><br>The person comes off begging for the job.<br><br>I believe I would work well with xxxx(people she may have met)<br>First thing I think of is "WHAT" you just met these people How do you know if you can work with them after a week or a month???? (assuming) right at the gate is very bad bad.<br><br>and along with my versatility and initiative make valuable contributions to the future of xxxxxxx.<br>To general in its nature - since the interview would have covered how you would contribute to the company - to remind the interviewer can be seen as a insult by some.<br><br>it is encouraging to know my talents stood out and were noticed from amongst so many others<br>This insults the many others - plus its another assumtion.<br><br>Hope to hear from you soon<br>Hope as a word in this case has a defeatish tone to it - I Hope??<br>Drop the word hope to something more positive like Love or appreciate.<br><br>
Carp - sigh - while I appreciate your constructive criticism - I posted this as advice for iRock - not for critical feedback. I'm not out to pick a fight or start a long discourse, but I'm exhausted today and you've irked me a little. And can I ask if you are responsible for hiring people for artistic or design oriented positions?<br><br>I said bits and pieces - I did not say I ever used all of those in one letter. <br><br>I believe - different (in my book) from I know.<br><br>Personally I don't think there is anything insulting with reminding an interviewer of one's capabilities - in the past I've helped conduct interviews for positions where we've to met with over 20 people. <br><br>It is encouraging to know my talents stood out and were noticed from amongst so many others.<br>This insults the many others - plus its another assumtion.<br><br>Not an assumption when you ask how many people applied for a postion and how many interviews were granted - and the answers were 250 resumes/5 interviews. And I don't see how this is an insult to the other applicants - especially in my line of work.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
There is something about people in artistic or design: That is, the talent is probably the most important aspect of the job, wherein my employees have all had to have communication skills as their long-suit.<br>I have had most of my folks for long terms and hired them all by stating that I assumed that they possessed the requisite skills but I need to know if they can get along with the Public, co-workers and me.<br>In your field, apparently the talent is the priority and a smart interviewer will give more priority to that. Unfortunately, my field doesn't rely on atistry or talent, just effective communicating.<br>Lesh, I think you and Carp are both correct and are basically saying the same thing.<br><br>
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