Pediatric Nursing Interview Tips – Thank You Letters

Immediately after a pediatric nursing interview, you should start thinking about what you will write in your follow-up thank you letter or email to the interviewers you met with at the organization.  This is an important step in the process, even if you are no longer interested in the position.  It is best to start your letter while the interview is fresh in your mind.  Ideally you should send follow-up emails within 24 hours of an interview and within 3 days if you are sending a card.  Realize that the employer may be interviewing other pediatric nursing candidates and you want to reemphasize your interest in the position, stay top of mind, and clear up any areas you feel you may have fallen short in the interview.    

Note:  Ask for business cards from each person you meet with so you have their correct contact information for follow-up

Here are some suggestions for a thank you letter:
● Thank the interviewer(s) for his or her time.
● Clearly portray your excitement and strong interest in the job and organization.
● Reemphasize your qualifications for the position – Clearly align your qualifications with their requirements
● Remind the interviewer of the points you feel you connected on – such as how you are the best candidate to help solve a specific gap, issue or problem they have.
● Introduce information that you intended to highlight during the interview.
● Offer to provide additional information if needed.
● State how you will follow-up (e.g. “I will call you next week” or “I am looking forward to your call as we discussed...”).

If you are no longer interested in the position, thank the interviewer for their time and consideration, and briefly relay that this particular position is not right for you at this time.  The interviewer will appreciate your honestly and you will not burn any bridges along the way. 

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