A Follow-up Email is not a Thank You Note

So you had a great interview (telephone or face-to-face) and you want to send a follow-up email to the hiring manager.

This follow-up email is an opportunity to thank the interviewer for their time and interest.

More importantly, however, this email should be a sales tool reiterating how your background and skill sets are a strong match for the hiring authority’s search criteria.

The "thank you" part of the email is simple etiquette and good manners.

The bulk of the body of the follow-up email should be an expression of:

  1. your excitement about the company
  2. your interest in pursuing the opportunity
  3. the relevant skill sets and experience you are bringing to the table.