Learn how you can make a lasting impression with the hiring manager even after you’ve had your interview!

 

One of the most important things that you can do for yourself is write a thank you note. Having that leg up on all the other candidates that are going through that exact same job process and being able to pull out the specifics of the interview itself. That’s why us as recruiting managers highly encourage you to bring questions with you throughout the interview and you can have those questions answered. Sending a thank you letter that says, “thank you for interviewing with me today, I really appreciate you taking the time out of your day” might not enough.

You need to bring in some key factors of what happened in that interview, and talk about why you think you are the person for this job. Discuss the things that you’ll bring to the table for the company. If you talk about a project and the client shows interest in that project, that’s going to make them remember you. If you do have common interests, for example, if you like to play tennis and the person that you are interviewing with does too. Or perhaps you answered a question in the interview and you wish you had answered it a little bit differently. Being able to go back into the thank you letter and explain yourself as well can really help.

We have direct contact with our clients and being able to send out that thank you letter over to your recruiting manager will allow us to send it on behalf of you. This is beneficial because we receive feedback a lot quicker. As soon as we hear something from the hiring manager, we will call you right away and let you know what their feedback was whether or not you’re going to be moving through the process.

It can be one of the most frustrating things that a lot of candidates go through to not receive the feedback that they want to hear. We’re about honesty at CRG. We’re here to walk you through every single step of the way, and at the end of the day, when you have somebody that’s just as qualified as another candidate, and you have two people that you’re looking at, a thank you letter is going to show a reflection of character. That really is huge to our clients, and that’s huge for the interviewing process and getting that job that you’ve that you’ve dreamed of.

About Kyle DePraeter

Kyle DePraeter is a Digital Marketing leader in consulting, graphic design and media production for CRG. Bringing 6 years of Digital Marketing and Design experience to the team, he has a background in talent acquisition and retention solutions having served as a contractor providing marketing and brand support services to clients in the Charlotte area. Kyle holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Business from Appalachian State University.

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