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.
When to send a thank you note to a recruiter
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.
Building a relationship for the future
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.