5 Things to Avoid in a Job Interview Thank You Email

5 Things to Avoid in a Thank You Email After the InterviewA thank-you email after a job interview is something a lot of jobseekers usually ignore. But what we’re not aware of is that its power to help you land the job you applied for cannot be discounted. Indeed, sending a thank-you note after a job interview can benefit you in more ways than one. For one, it shows your interviewer that you know how to pay courtesy and respect. It’s also an excellent way to demonstrate professionalism and good written communication skills.

If you’re the only one who sent out a thank-you email, chances are it will help you stand out and it work in favorably in your application. Be sure to do it right by steering clear of the following mistakes.

Sending the same message to everyone
One of the last things you want to do when sending a thank-you email after an interview is to send the same message to everybody in the organization. While it’s easy and convenient to put each of their addresses in the BCC field, know that it’s a huge no-no! At least try to make each message unique and particularly mention something you appreciated about the person in terms of your job search journey.

Using the wrong tone
Just like in your actual interview, the tone in your thank-you email should be as professional as possible. Don’t blow your chances of landing that job because you wrote your email in a very casual or informal way. Also, avoid writing a one-liner thank you note because it only demonstrates laziness. Treat this as an important part of the job search process where a single step can make or break your chances of success.

Sending the wrong message
Even as simple as a job interview thank-you email requires attention to details. Don’t say goodbye to an opportunity of a lifetime just because you sent someone the wrong message or you misspelled their names. Make sure it’s sent to the right person with the correct name and under the right department.

Apologizing for a mistake
In times when you think you made a mistake during the interview, do not be tempted to apologize about it in your thank-you email. Just don’t. Whether it’s a tricky question you failed to answer or an important statement you forgot to mention, your thank-you email is not the best venue to mention it. It will only draw attention to that mishap and affect your chances of getting hired.

Asking about salary and benefits
Confident with bagging home the job post? Be sure not to ruin your luck by prematurely initiating a discussion about the salary and benefits. While there’s no final word yet, do not make the mistake of asking about this stuff. Wait until they offer the position and there will surely be a perfect time to discuss how much you will be paid.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.