The Power of a Simple Thank You: Why You Should Always Send a Note After an Internship Interview
So you just had an internship interview and you’re feeling pretty good about it. But before you sit back and relax, there’s one more important step you should take: sending a thank you note to your interviewer. Trust us, it’s worth the extra effort.
First things first, why is it important to send a thank you note after an interview? Well, for starters, it shows your appreciation for the interviewer’s time and consideration. It also gives you an opportunity to reiterate your interest in the internship and reinforce your qualifications. Plus, it sets you apart from other candidates – according to Accountemps, only about 25% of job candidates send thank-you notes after interviews and 80% of hiring managers said they take into account thank-you notes when making hiring decisions. So by sending one, you’ll stand out and show that you’re a gracious and professional individual.
Now, on to the fun part – crafting the perfect thank-you note. Here’s a template you can follow:
Dear [Interviewer’s Name],
Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me yesterday to discuss the [Internship Position] internship at [Organization Name]. I really enjoyed learning more about the organization and the opportunity, and I am excited about the possibility of joining the team.
During the interview, I learned [Insert Something Specific You Learned During the Interview]. This further solidified my interest in the internship and in [Organization Name] as a whole. I am confident that my skills and experiences make me a strong fit for this role, and I am eager to contribute to the team.
Thank you again for considering me for the internship. I look forward to the possibility of working with you and the rest of the team at [Organization Name].
See? It’s not too difficult. Just be sincere, keep it brief and to the point, and use proper grammar and spelling. It’s also a good idea to send the thank you note within 24 hours of the interview. You can send it via email, snail mail or even a handwritten note if you’re feeling particularly old-school (just make sure it’s legible).
Sending a thank you note may seem like a small detail, but it can make a big impact on your chances of getting the internship. So take a few minutes to craft a sincere and professional note, and you’ll be well on your way to impressing your interviewer and landing the internship of your dreams.