called in for an interview is a success in and of itself — but the application
process isn’t over yet.
To make the most of the
after-interview stage, always send a personalized thank-you letter to the
hiring manager. Not only does this indicate your continued interest in the
position, but it also shows follow-through and a level of professionalism that
can’t be beat.
Make sure that
your letter uses the same heading as your resume and initial cover letter,
as this maintains consistency. Also, keep it brief, mentioning only the
highlights of your meeting with the hiring manager. This will serve to remind
that person of the skills and qualifications you can bring to the opening.
If there were some matters
that you forgot to mention during the interview, such as your ability to work
extra hours and take on extra responsibilities, a thank-you letter is the
perfect way to introduce this.