Second-Interview Thank You Notes

It's a good idea to send a second thank you note after a second interview

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Second-Interview Thank You Notes

Many companies interview candidates for employment twice, or even more often. Second round interviews typically involve more detailed interview questions about the applicant, their qualifications, and their ability to perform for the company. These second interviews may include interviewing with multiple interviewers including management, staff, executives and other company employees.

After the second interview, it's a good idea to send a second thank you note or email message. In fact, it's especially important after a second interview to take the time to write a personal message to the people who interviewed you - even if you interviewed with them already and thanked them for the first interview. Many employers expect you to reply promptly.

According to the York Technical Institute, very few applicants send thank you notes, so, use your letter as a way to stand out from the crowd and make a good impression.

It's important to make a connection with your interviewer(s) and to build a relationship with them, as well as doing your best to convince them to hire you.

What to Include

When writing a second-interview thank you note, it's important to specifically state why you are the best candidate for the job. Here's an example of a second interview thank you note, which can be sent via mail or email, that you can edit to fit your personal circumstances.

You should use your thank you note to reinforce the ways your skills and experience are a good match for the position. Also, there may be something you forgot to mention during the interview - so this is an opportunity to bring it up. A second thank-you note is also a chance for you to reiterate your interest in the position.

Be sure to mention something specific that you and your interviewer discussed, as they likely have interviewed several people. This will help jog their memory and help make you stand out.

If there was something that you wish you had mentioned during the second interview, your second-interview thank you letter is your chance to say it by including it in your thank you letter.

If there was more than one interviewer, you should thank each interviewer separately. Each one gets his or her own handwritten note or email message. 

Your second-interview note, whether hand-written or emailed, should be sent no later than 24 hours after your second interview.

Review Thank You Note and Emails

For more ideas on what to write in your thank you note, review our sample thank you letters, thank you notes, and thank you email messages.

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