How Important are Flight Attendant Thank You Notes?
I recently attended a flight attendant interview and was interviewed by two people. Is it appropriate to send a thank-you note and if so, who do I send it to? Thanks…
Eighty-five to ninety percent of all interviewees that send thank-you notes get hired. So, suffice it to say, flight attendant thank you notes are definitely important.
In order to write your thank-you note effectively, you need to think about a few things. First, you need to have your interviewer’s name, title, and email or snail mail address. The best way to do this is to ask. We receive emails every day asking advice on where to send a thank-you note because all the applicant was able to get was a first name or no name at all.
Here’s the best way to get everything you need. Right after introductions are exchanged, you will be asked to take a seat and will be welcomed by your interviewer(s). At that point, before the interview begins, take out your pen and organizer and ask for the correct spelling of the interviewer’s name and contact information. If there is more than one, ask for all names. This will usually prompt the interviewer(s) to exchange business cards with you, which will have all of the information you need. If you are not able to ask for the information at the start of the interview, it is also appropriate to wait until the end when you are given time to ask questions.
Immediately after the interview, you should email or send by regular mail a short note thanking the interviewer for his or her time, how sincere you are about the job, and what you can contribute to the company. The final sentence should thank the interviewer again and say that you hope be contacted soon. The note should be short, three or four sentences maximum, or it won’t be read. (See the sample letter below).
In summary, thank-you letters are extremely important; they show your courtesy and professionalism and could be a deciding factor in getting the job.
Sample Flight Attendant Thank-You Note
January 4, 2018
Mr. John Doe
Director of Inflight Recruiting
233 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606.
Dear Mr. Doe:
I would like to thank you for taking the time to speak with me yesterday about a position as a flight attendant with United Airlines.
As I mentioned to you during the interview, I am extremely interested in a career position with your company. I feel that my strong customer service background, second language skills and international travel experience would allow me to make an immediate contribution as a United flight attendant.
My observations throughout the interview process also reinforce my desire to work for United. I was very impressed by the courtesy and professionalism exhibited by all of your employees. I believe that my own personal qualities discussed during the interview would allow me to easily adapt to the challenge of representing United Airlines on a daily basis.
Thank you again for your time. I hope to hear from you in the near future.
Lynne A. Dawson
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