Here's a slightly unusual post-interview situation: Shortly after a job interview, Sandy, got a phone call from the interviewer with the promise of an offer for a different job than the one she interviewed for. Now Sandy wants to know what to say in her follow-up thank you email.
Here's how Sandy described the details:
I went for an interview last week for a customer service position. I was called the next day by the owner of the company, who said he hired another person because she had a little more experience with computers. He went on to say that they will be expanding, that he definitely wants to hire me, and he'll contact me in two weeks.
Of course I'm looking other places for a job but I would love to work for this company. I want to write a thank you email to the owner for the follow-up call and to remind him that I want the job. Do you have any sample letters that I could use for this situation?
Follow-Up Thank You Email Sample
Sandy, good for you! You made such a good impression with the owner that he's put you on a waiting list. Sometimes an employer has a hard time choosing between a few candidates, which seems to have been the case here.
Sending a thank you email and reminder is an excellent idea. Maybe something like this:
Dear Mr. Jones,
Thank you very much for your phone call about the status of my job application for a customer service position. I'm very excited about your job offer at the new store, as I very much want to work for ABC Company.
You mentioned that the new position would open in two weeks. If there is any additional paperwork I need to provide you at this point, please let me know.
Thank you, again, for this new opportunity. I look forward to your call in a few weeks.
Sandy, normally I wouldn't suggest saying, "I look forward to you 'doing the next step'," but in this case the employer has already demonstrated that he follows through on his word so I think this polite reminder is sufficient. If, however, you don't hear from him in two weeks, a phone call inquiry to him would be acceptable.
Best of luck with this!