You applied for a PSW job and got called for an interview.
You had your interview and now have three scenarios:
- Write a thank you note/email to convey your appreciation regarding the Personal Support Worker job interview.
- It’s been a while since you had your interview and haven’t heard anything from the employer. Now you want to follow up on that.
- If you are not currently working, then this does not apply however, if you were previously working and you are offered to work as a Personal Support Worker where you had your interview, it is time to let your current employer know that you will be leaving.
HOW TO WRITE A THANK YOU NOTE/EMAIL AFTER THE PSW JOB INTERVIEW
Always be sure to let them know that you want the job!
Don’t just thank them but let them know you want the job and that you want to be part of the “team”. This is the characteristic of a “team-player”.
THANK YOU NOTE/EMAIL TEMPLATE
I wanted to be sure I sent a quick note to thank you for your time (yesterday, last week, Monday, etc.) to discuss the available Personal Support Worker position.
I certainly appreciate the insight you provided regarding what you’re looking for in an ideal candidate. Given what you’re looking for in a candidate and the skill set that I can offer, I truly believe this would be an ideal match. I hope you are in agreement!
Thank you once again for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon as I would be very excited to be a part of your team!
HOW TO FOLLOW UP AFTER THE PSW JOB INTERVIEW
Most important thing to do at the end of your interview is to ask the interviewer how and when it’s acceptable to follow up.
This serves a dual purpose:
- You know exactly how and in what format to follow up, and
- Most importantly, the time to follow up. This becomes extremely helpful when a few weeks have gone by and you haven’t heard anything from the recruiter. At this point, you would most definitely want to follow up.
FOLLOW UP EMAIL TEMPLATE
Good morning/afternoon (Name):
This is (your name) following up with you regarding the interview we had on (date) for a position of a Personal Support Worker. I was hoping to hear some positive news but I haven’t heard back from you yet. Of course, your interviews may still be in process so I wanted to touch base to see where things stand and if there is any additional information I might be able to provide.
As persistence often pays off, and “no news” doesn’t necessarily mean “bad news,” I was hoping to get an update from you to see if I am still in consideration for the fantastic opportunity.
If it’s convenient, I hope you have a moment to drop me a quick note to let me know where things stand.
HOW TO WRITE AN EXIT LETTER
So you have been offered a new job as a PSW where you had your interview and you have accepted the offer.
If you are currently working and would like to leave that job, you need to inform your current employer in a very professional and courteous manner so that you don’t burn any bridges.
Who knows you might have to come back to the same employer sometime in the future.
The best thing to do is to keep your letter short, sweet and to the point.
EXIT LETTER TEMPLATE
Although this is difficult to present, please find this letter as my notice to leave my current Personal Support Worker position with (organization) effective (date).
Please be assured that this decision does not come without great thought and I want to express my deep appreciation for the opportunity that the organization has presented me. Throughout my time here I have been able to learn a great deal from some extraordinary people. I have been able to expand my knowledge base and have gained many new skills which are essential part of any PSW’s job.
However, my life and career are taking me in a different direction and the time has come to make a change. Perhaps the time may come in the future when the opportunity to return to this fantastic organization. Unfortunately, though, the time is right for me to tender my resignation to you today.
Thank you again for the opportunity (organization) has afforded me over the years. I will look back on my time here in a very positive light and I wish nothing but the best for you and the entire organization.