Phone interview nowadays has become an initial step to the whole hiring process. This is simply because it is cost effective and requires less time and scheduling efforts. Whether it is telephonic interview or a face to face interview round, sending out a thank you note post interview is a good idea. Once the phone interview is over, ask the interviewer about the next step for the hiring process and quickly enquire about his email address. This should in turn help you send out a quick thank you email. Read on to understand the benefits of sending out a thank you note. Also have a look at the sample template for thank you email for a phone interview.
Benefits of Sending out Thank you Email Post Phone Interview:
- After a long day of interviewing, chances are that the interviewer might miss your name in the crowd. A thank you note will bring your profile back to his attention. Even if your performance during the phone interview was not all that great, chances are that he may take a second or third look at your resume to see if your skill sets match the job requirement. And probably consider you for the second round.
- During the course of interview it is quiet possible that in an attempt to answer all the questions right, you might have missed out on certain important points. Which you wanted to bring to the recruiters attention. A thank you email gives you an opportunity to share your key skill or experience in detail and divert recruiter’s attention towards it and showcase yourself as a great fit for the current job opening.
- In an interview, many a times we end up saying some awkward and confusing things. A well drafted thank you email will give you a chance to clarify things and if needed state examples to illustrate a clear picture.
- Sometimes simple gestures can do wonders. A small thank you email, clearly showcase the employer that you are a great professional who is not just respectful but also have sound business etiquette’s. They will also appreciate the fact that you took time to send out a thank you email, which many other candidates did not even consider sending.
Sample template for Thank you Email Post Phone Interview:
Dear Mr. /Ms. [Mention Last Name],
Thank you for providing me an opportunity to converse with you regarding XYZ job opening in your esteemed company/organization. I want to sincerely thank you for your time and would like to inform you that I am very much interested in the job opportunity. Reason being, it is a perfect match to my skill sets and experience. If given me this job opportunity, I’m sure to contribute towards company goals and at the same time it will help me in setting my career path in the right direction.
Along with the necessary skill sets and experience [You can mention specific experience and examples related to the profile] required for the profile, I shall bring to the position strong communication skills, leadership, hard work, dedication and flexibility to do the task at hand with perfection.
I look forward to hearing from you soon and meeting you in person. Again thank you for considering my profile for the job.
It is absolutely important to send the Thank you note within 24 to 48 hrs after telephonic interview. So that the email reaches the interviewer on time and he can easily remember, the person whom he talked with just a few hours back. Clear chances are that your profile could be missed if a Thank You note is delayed and a great opportunity being missed. So without fail consider sending out a Thank you mail immediately after completing your phone interview.