Recruiters often play an important role in your job search. They help you find jobs and opportunities, set you up with interviews and can even sell your qualities to potential employers.
When they do help you, it’s important to say thank you. Of course, it’s a nice thing to do — but most importantly, with recruiters, you are building a relationship. Not just for the job that you are seeking now, but for the future.
You definitely want to thank them after the interview, whether it is a phone interview, video interview, or in person interview. The more they know, the better they can help you find that ideal job.
You may even want to send an email to thank them before the interview, to confirm date, time, and anything you need to bring with you. Most recruiters do a great job of getting your information ahead of time, but sometimes things come up with companies that they find out later.
No matter what the outcome of the interview is, the information you share in your thank you email will help them get to know you better and give them the incentive to work with you! It shows that you appreciate the work they are doing on your behalf.
Again, your recruiter is more than a job board. They are, in essence, a matchmaker. And a genuine thank you is always welcome.
We’ve set up a few templates to help you on your way. Feel free to cut and paste from any of them to suit your circumstances.
Hello, Tom (Recruiter’s Name)!
Thank you for setting up my interview at ABC Co. (Company Name) with Rachel (Interviewer’s Name).
I look forward to speaking with her about the Sales Position (Job Title) on (day and date) at (time).
Let me know if there are any additional conditions or considerations for the interview with the company, in regards to the pandemic.
I will make sure to let you know how it goes.
Thank you again.
Here's a thank you note you can send to a recruiter once the interview is scheduled. This gives your recruiter a heads up on when they should follow up with you.
Steve (Recruiter’s Name),
I just got back from my interview today (day and date) at 2:00 p.m. (time) with Rachel (Interviewer’s Name) at ABC Co. (Company Name)
My interview with Rachel (Interviewer’s Name) went well. But I don’t know if ABC (Company Name) is a good fit for me. I have some concerns about the pay and the commute.
I’d like to talk to you more about this. Can you give me a call when you have some time to discuss it?
Thank you for all of your help.
Here's a simple thank you you can send if you have follow-up questions you'd like to ask a recruiter.
Kimberley (Recruiter’s Name),
My phone interview with Rachel (Interviewer’s Name) at ABC (Company Name) on Tuesday (day and date) went well. Thanks for setting it up!
Regardless of the outcome, I think roles like this which have a focus on [X and Y] are what I'm looking for!
Here's a simple thank you you can send after a phone interview. Optionally, some details you can include:
- Was the job a good fit?
- Was the company a good fit?
- How do you think the interview went?
- What were the next steps?