If you want to create a longstanding impression after an interview, then sending a sincere and enthusiastic post interview email is a must. This is even more important when interviewing for an internal position, within a company that you are already employed at. The thank you email after an internal interview is extremely important to ensure that professionalism and cordiality is maintained.
The reason is that you have a much higher chance of seeing or running into the interviewer after the interview. You want to convey in your email that there are and will not be any hard feelings if they choose to go with another candidate.
As soon as you leave an in-person interview, you should follow-up with an enthusiastic, sincere, and compelling email.
The post-interview email should be short-and-sweet. You shouldn’t ramble on and it should be concise and quick enough that the interviewer can read it quickly. It does not need to be lengthy to get your point across effectively.
You should also keep it professional. Although you both work for the same company, you don’t want to joke around with the hiring manager via email. Jokes may be taken incorrectly and could potentially cost you the job opportunity.
Keep it professional and focus on the details discussed during the interview.
Lastly, address the fact that you both work for the same company. You should convey to the interviewer that you thoroughly enjoy your time at the company and that you look forward to the many more years there to come.
To help you out, I’ve included a few pre-written templates that you can use when interviewing the hiring manager after an internal interview. Just make sure you customize/edit for your situation!
Template for a Thank You Email After a Job Interview (Internal Interview)
Subject Line: [Job Title] – Thank You
Dear [Mr./Ms. Last Name],
Thank you for taking the time today [yesterday or the date] to meet with me regarding the opportunity on your team. I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about what you and your team are working on.
Having been at [current company] for over [length of time you’ve been with the current company], I am confident that I will be an invaluable asset to your team. I have gained a plethora of experience as a [current role] and am looking forward to transferring those skills to your team and to assist with any ongoing projects.
I am especially excited about [project or responsibility in new job] and the impact it will have on the organization as a whole.
I look forward to hearing from you soon regarding a final decision and please let me know if there is anything further I can provide!
[Your Full Name]
[Your Current Position]
This is a very good template to send after an internal interview with a hiring manager at your current company. It shows a level of appreciation for their time, reiterates your experience and ability to transfer those skills to the new role, and shows your excitement at new opportunities and challenges.
Let me know if you used this template and how it worked out for you!