Interview Thank You Letter is one of those tools that you may utilize to attract the attention of the employers/interviewers. It not only shows your respectfulness but also your politeness. It is not difficult to write a letter of this type; Nevertheless, not many candidates know to utilize this tool to their advantages in the competition to get the job, and how to write such a letter in a professional way.
Interview Thank You Letter has many benefits. Its most benefit is that it offers you a second opportunity to prove yourself to the employers/interviewers after your first (the interview itself). Besides, it has got many other benefits, including:
• You may turn this Letter into a summary of your outstanding abilities and qualifications and attract the attention of the employers after the interview.
• You may address your strong points in that Letter again and make it a “2nd Resume” which is very effective way of gaining chances of getting the job.
• You shall be thought of as being careful and enthusiastic about the job, which are two of the most important traits a candidate should have.
• You will be more confident about your opportunity of getting the job with such a simple tool as an Interview Thank You Letter.
The benefits of Interview Thank You Letter are undeniable and you should see for yourself how it helps you in your application process. So, when is the time for you to utilize such tool?
• You have participated in an interview and come back; you wish to say thanks to the interviewers more personally and an Interview Thank You Letter sent to the interviewers should be the best choice (See Interview Follow-up/ Thank-You Letters for more details).
• If the employers don’t interview, instead they contact you on the phone or by email or otherwise directly, you may write such a letter to the company or to the employers themselves.
• The employers are very helpful to you.
• When you have visited the company as invited by the employers.
• You simply want to say thanks and wish to be friendlier in your relationship with the employers.
Top 7 interview questions with answers
1. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
Try to include improvement activities that relate to the job. A wide variety of activities can be mentioned as positive self-improvement. Have some good ones handy to mention.
2. What experience do you have in this field?
Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. If you do not have specific experience, get as close as you can.
3. Describe a typical work week for you.
Interviewers expect a candidate for employment to discuss what they do while they are working in detail. Before you answer, consider the position you are applying for and how your current or past positions relate to it. The more you can connect your past experience with the job opening, the more successful you will be at answering the questions.
It should be obvious that it’s not a good idea talk about non-work related activities that you do on company time, but, I’ve had applicants tell me how they are often late because they have to drive a child to school or like to take a long lunch break to work at the gym.
Keep your answers focused on work and show the interviewer that you’re organized (“The first thing I do on Monday morning is check my voicemail and email, then I prioritize my activities for the week.”) and efficient.
4. What kind of salary do you need?
A loaded question. A nasty little game that you will probably lose if you answer first. So, do not answer it. Instead, say something like, That’s a tough question. Can you tell me the range for this position? In most cases, the interviewer, taken off guard, will tell you. If not, say that it can depend on the details of the job. Then give a wide range.
5. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization
You should be anxious for this question. It gives you a chance to highlight your best points as they relate to the position being discussed. Give a little advance thought to this relationship.
6. What is your greatest strength?
Numerous answers are good, just stay positive. A few good examples: Your ability to prioritize, Your problem-solving skills, Your ability to work under pressure, Your ability to focus on projects, Your professional expertise, Your leadership skills, Your positive attitude
7. Do you have any questions for me?
Always have some questions prepared. Questions prepared where you will be an asset to the organization are good. How soon will I be able to be productive? and What type of projects will I be able to assist on? Are examples.