Best "Thank You" Email To A Recruiter

thank you email to recruiter

When you’re interviewing for a position or maybe after you’ve accepted your job offer, you might want to send a “thank you” email to your recruiter.

The recruiter might have been someone who worked as part of an external company, sourcing you as a candidate and making the connection with the company. Or maybe they were someone that was part of the Human Resources team, who then made the connection with the rest of them to help interview you.

When that’s the case, you might have only seen the Human Resources recruiter for a short time. And when all things go well, you would want to thank them.

Why Sending A Thank You Email Is Important

The purpose of your email or letter is to show gratitude. This starts your relationship with your new employer on the right foot. It shows that you appreciate all of the effort that the team put forward into interviewing you, answering any questions that you might have had, and getting you an offer you wanted.

When Thanking Your Recruiter, Be Sure These Things Are In Your Email

Thanking a recruiter is a really simple process. But what’s impactful is if you can include a few details related to what makes you want to thank them.

Take a minute to think through exactly what you want to say, but try to include some of the following:

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Best Example Email Thanking Your Recruiter

When thanking your recruiter, keep your email short, to the point and sincere.

Here are some email subject lines you might want to use:

Here’s what you might want to say in your email:

Dear (Name) —

I wanted to touch base again and tell you that the experience I had with the company was absolutely incredible. The interview sessions blew me away. I was really impressed with the team. I’m so happy that you thought of me with regard to this job opportunity. I can’t thank you enough.

I just wanted to send you a note and say thank you.

Again, I appreciate what you did.
Thanks so much,
(Your name)

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Patrick Algrim is an experienced executive who has spent a number of years in Silicon Valley hiring and coaching some of the world’s most valuable technology teams. Patrick has been a source for Human Resources and career related insights for Forbes, Glassdoor, Entrepreneur,, SparkHire, and many more.


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