Discussion: April 13, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter
A reader asks How to Say It:
I was interviewed but did not get the job. I’ve heard of cases where the right kind of thank you letter has resurrected candidates and led to other jobs in the same company. The format I’ve seen goes like this: “Thank you for interviewing me even if you did not hire me. I am disappointed, but I hope you’ll consider me for other positions in the future.” It sounds kind of hokey to me. There has to be better wording. How would you say it?
It seems simple enough to me, and very clear: I’d like to try again if you’ll have me.
Is there a better way to say it? Have you succeeded at getting a second chance with an employer? How did you do it? How did you say it?