One of the most common questions I get asked is about following up… and this one just came in yesterday from Andrew.
“How do I send a thank you letter when I don’t have the interviewers contact information?”
Well the truth of the matter is, you can’t. You need their email address.
But let’s backup a bit.
The best time to ask for this information is at the close of your first interview, whether that be a phone interview or face to face.
You always want to close your interview by asking them, “Do you mind if I follow-up with you in (x) amount of days?
They will certainly tell you “YES” and then at that point, ask them for their email address.
Now you have their permission to follow-up, in fact they will be expecting your follow-up.
Then when you get home from the interview, you can send them a thank you letter without searching all over the Internet for their email address.
You can also ask for this information when they first contact you for an interview, that way you’ll have it ahead of time.
Now all you have to do is craft a nifty thank you letter that shows them how much you care about this job and how you are looking forward to hearing from them real soon.
I have over a hundred different thank you letters in my latest book called Perfect Thank You Letters.