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Writing Phone Interview Thank You Letters
Often times a phone interview is a necessary precursor to gaining an interview in person. The goal of the post interview thank you letter is to increase the chances of getting that second interview.
Try to cover any pertinent facts about you that you may have left out during the phone conversation, and reiterate your desire for the position that is being offered.
Tip: Address any concerns or reservation that you think the hiring manager may have towards hiring you. In this first sample note, the job seeker mentions potential reservations and assures the employer that she is up for the task.
Phone Interview Thank You Sample #1
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Dear (Hiring Manager),
I wanted to take a few moments to convey my deep gratitude and to reflect on our telephone conversation earlier today.
The points you raised about the recent events that have happened aboard cruise ships gave food for thought. Nevertheless, after thinking earnestly of the dilemma I still believe I am the best woman for the job. I know the position being offered isnâ€™t for everyone, but Iâ€™m confident that I will easily adapt to life on board the Queen Marie.
As I mentioned on the phone, besides my extensive child care experience I also have ten years under my belt as an armed security officer when I was employed at the Denver regional Airport. This security experience will no doubt lend added protection for the children on board the cruise liner.
I take pride not only in my experience and training but also my commitment to my employer. It is because of this conviction that I can honestly state with utmost confidence that any children sailing with me will have a very memorable time and return to their home to tell about it! There are few things more rewarding in life than fostering a childâ€™s natural curiosity and joy. I would be honored to take on this responsibility on the Queen Marie.
Thank you again for your time and thoughts you shared. My cell phone is (123) 456-7890, do not hesitate to call if you have any further questions. Hopefully I will see you soon on board the Queen Marie!
Phone Interview Thank You Sample #2
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It was great talking with you on the telephone today. I am pleased that I am being considered for the position. I was thinking just a few moments ago of what you had said about the â€œburn out rate.â€ Of course I understand that this happens much as it does in many other professions, but this is what I studied for, what I have wanted to be for as long as I can remember, and I am very passionate about this.
So, to answer your unasked question, yes Marge, I would like nothing better than to be offered this job!
I initially began my studies at UCC Boulder and then completed Social Work/Psychology Requirements at UCC Pueblo in 1992. In my entire college studies I never changed my major as I knew for many years this is the career I wanted.
Helping people to attain their goals is what it has always been about, to empower the worldâ€¦one client at a time! I believe my becoming a Counselor was something I was meant to do. From as far back as I could remember, I had always tried to mend peoplesâ€™ problems, to make their life as painless as possible.
I realize now that eradicating a personsâ€™ problems is not only impossible, but it is unrealistic too. Teaching life management skills gives a person the knowledge to; perhaps next time, cope with their next crises on their own. I think this is one of the greatest gifts we, as counselors, can give.
I look forward to your next telephone call Marge.
Phone Interview Thank You Sample #3
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Dear Mr. Sandoval;
Thank you for speaking with me yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about your business goals and wanted you to know I share your vision. I know too that you and I, working together and using our combined talents to lead will empower others to achieve their fullest potential. Our joint efforts can only be a win-win situation for Ajax LLC, as well as you and I!
Talking with you was such an exciting venture I failed to mention one point when we spoke on the telephone. Not only do I have fifteen years experience as a Regional Sales Trainer with my current employer, I also developed and implemented the module for our new-hire program now used in training all our field sales personnel.
It has been my life-long dream to combine my numerous years of education in sales coupled with my experience in management to obtain a position where I could utilize these skills together.
In closing, I sincerely value the time you took with me on the telephone today and, at your suggestion, I will call you in two weeks once your applicant review is completed. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need additional information.