40 Ways to Say Thank You for Contacting Me about a Job

Here are some great ways to say thank you for contacting me about a job. You might need to thank someone in your network for a job referral or letting you know about a job, to deepen your connection with a recruiter so that they contact you in the future, or to learn more about a potential job. The below messages show you how to professionally do each of these.

Thank You for the Job Referral
Thank You about the Company That Is Hiring
Thank You but the Job Isn’t the Right Fit
Thank You and I Would Like to Learn More
Thank You but I Am Not Looking for a Job Right Now

Thank You for the Job Referral

#1 I would like to express my gratitude to you for recommending me for the [Job Title] position at [Company Name]. I had an interview with [Name and Job Title] on [Date]. I have high hopes about being able to move onto the next round of interviews. I will be sure to contact you when I find out whether or not I will receive an offer. Thank you again for all of your time and effort on my behalf.

#2 Thank you for contacting me about the posting for a [Job Title] with [Company Name]. I am very interested in this position and applied right away. I have an interview coming up on [Date] with [Name and Job Title]. Hopefully, it will be a great opportunity and we will be colleagues soon. I am really appreciative that you thought I’d be a good fit for the role.

#3 You did it. I have an interview scheduled with [Name and Job Title] at [Company Name] for [Job Title]. This would not have been possible if you hadn’t recommended me to your management team, so please know I am sincerely grateful. I look forward to returning your kindness someday.

#4 From the bottom of my heart, thank you for recommending me for the position of [Job Title] with [Company Name]. I am waiting to see if or when I will receive an interview date. I am excited about the opportunity to interview and I thank you for getting my candidacy in front of the decision-makers.

#5 Thank you for putting in a good word about me to [Person’s Name] at [Company Name]. I was told during the interview about the complimentary things you said and wanted you to know that it went a long way.

#6 I wanted to let you know that I received a job offer from [Company Name]. I am absolutely thrilled and am confident that your recommendation and influence with the management was instrumental in helping me get this offer. Thank you for stepping up for me and making me look good.

#7 I was told during my interview with [Interviewer’s Name] on [Date] that you put in a good word about my candidacy for the [Job Title] position. I appreciate it very much and hope to be working with you soon.

#8 I am excited to let you know that I was given a job offer for the [Job Title] position at [Company Name]. Before the interview, I was a bit nervous about whether the interviewers would think I was a good fit. Then, during the interview, I learned that you had already told me that I would be a natural in the role. Thank you for getting involved and helping me land this position.

Thank You about the Company That Is Hiring

#9 I wanted to reach out and thank you for telling me that [Company Name] is hiring for a [Job Title]. I am thrilled that you saw this job posting and thought of me. It means a lot that I came to mind and you took the time out of your busy day to alert me about the opening.

#10 Thank you for telling me about the open position of [Job Title] that you saw with [Company Name]. I will definitely be applying for this in the near future and really appreciate you noticing that the position might be a good fit for me. I will let you know if I get an interview. Thanks again for keeping your eyes open for me. It means a lot.

#11 Thank you so much for thinking of me when you saw the open position with [Company Name]. I am happy to report that I have an interview scheduled and will be interviewing with [Name and Job Title]. This interview would not be happening if you hadn’t let me know that [Company Name] was hiring, so thank you so very much.

#12 I would like to let you know that I am enormously grateful that you told me [Company Name] is hiring. I am in the process of applying and will hopefully land an interview. I need to knock on a lot of doors to find my next position, and I truly appreciate your help.

#13 Thank you for noticing that [Company Name] is hiring and for letting me know. I am searching diligently for my next position, but I did not see that opening. Thanks to you, I’ve already applied and I’m waiting to hear if I will get an interview.

#14 I am so excited to let you know that I just received an offer to be a [Job Title] at [Company Name]. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction. This would not have happened with you. Please let me know your availability for lunch or dinner so I can show my gratitude.

#15 The [Job Title] opening at [Company Name] would never have made a blip on my radar if it wasn’t for you. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will be sending over my resume soon and keep you posted if anything significant materializes. Thank you again.

#16 [Company Name] just called to inform me that it will be sending me an offer for the [Job Title] opening you told me about. Thank you for having your ear to the ground and making me aware that it was hiring. I owe this offer to you, and I am incredibly grateful.

Thank You but the Job Isn’t the Right Fit

#17 The [Job Title] position at [Company Name] sounds like a great role for the right candidate. I do not think this position is the right fit for my background and skillset, but would be interested in exploring other potential positions with [Company Name]. If there are other open positions there or at other companies, I would appreciate hearing about them. Also, if I think about another candidate that might be a good fit for that role, I will let you know. Thank you for contacting me.

#18 From what I understand of the position, the role of [Job Title] at [Company Name] is not the right opportunity for me at this time. I appreciate you taking the time to reach out to me, and will contact you if I know of other people who you might contact for that position. If you have time in your schedule, please let me know so we can connect to share our mutual insights about the market and discuss some of my key criteria for potential roles.

#19 I am actively seeking my next opportunity and am thankful you contacted me about the [Job Title] position with [Company Name]. Unfortunately, it isn’t a good fit for me at this time, but I am thankful that you thought of me. I am interested in discussing other job opportunities with you when convenient for you.

#20 Thank you for contacting me about the opening for a [Job Title] that is available at [Company Name]. I am grateful you reached out, but I am looking for a different role. If you have other positions where I might add value, it would be great to discuss my background and the type of role I am seeking.

#21 I’d like to thank you for taking the time with me to talk about the [Job Title] opening. Having thought about it, I don’t think that the position is right for me. However, if anything else opens up along the lines we discussed, please keep me in mind.

#22 I appreciate you reaching out about the [Job Title] job. From what I know of the position, it sounds like it is not quite aligned with the type of role for which I am seeking. I do appreciate your efforts and hope you feel free to use me as a resource for market insights or for brainstorming about other possible candidates for positions. Of course, if you find another job that might be a fit for me, please let me know.

#23 Thank you for giving me more information on the job opening at [Company Name]. Although there seem to be a lot of positives about the position, all in all, I don’t believe that I am the right person for this particular one. I hope you will keep me in mind for other roles in the future.

#24 Thank you for taking the time to contact me and share the details of the [Job Title] at [Company Name]. I am not the right candidate for this role given my background and experience, but am overall interested in working for [Company Name]. If you are available to discuss what other potential roles are available, please let me know some times and dates that are convenient for you for a call.

Thank You and I Would Like to Learn More

#25 Thank you very much for contacting me to discuss the position of [Job Title] with [Company Name]. I am content in my current role at the moment, but I would be open to discussing this new position in more detail. I am next free for a call on [Date] at [Time] to discuss this. Please let me know if that date and time are convenient, or let me know some dates and times that work for you.

#26 I would like to express my thanks for considering me as a candidate for the [Job Title] position at [Company Name]. I am enjoying my current role, but would be interested in hearing more about the job. Please let me know if [Date and Time], [Date and Time] or [Date and Time] work with your scheduled to discuss.

#27 When I read the description of the role you sent, it sounded like a job description made for someone with my background. I am not actively looking to leave my job, but the role looks like such a perfect match for what I do. I am particularly interested in learning what growth opportunities there might be in that role. Please send additional information if you have it.

#28 The role you mentioned sounds interesting, and I would like to learn more about it. I love what I do currently, but I am open to hearing about growth opportunities. I appreciate the contact and look forward to talking soon. You can reach me on my cell number at (555) 555-5555.

#29 Thank you for contacting me for the [Job Title] role at [Company Name]. I am potentially interested, though I am quite happy where I am at right now. Still, it would be great to hear more details about the position, so please let me know when it is convenient for you to have a call.

#30 Thank you for sending over information about the [Job Title] opening at [Company Name]. Initially, my big questions revolve around learning more about the responsibilities, current team, who I would be reporting to, the salary and the benefits package. I would appreciate receiving whatever additional information you have so I can get a better understanding of not only the role, but who I would be working with in that position.

#31 Your email caught my attention and I would like to learn more about the role. I am not looking to change jobs, but I am certainly intrigued by what you sent. Do you have additional information on the position?

#32 I am busy in my current role and typically do not have time to investigate other opportunities, but the role you mentioned sounds quite interesting. I enjoy what I do and who I do it with, but I am certainly open to growth opportunities to further develop professionally. If you have additional information that you can send me, I will review it and revert quickly.

Thank You but I Am Not Looking for a Job Right Now

#33 I am grateful that you reached out about the [Job Title] position at [Company Name]. I am not looking to leave my current employer, but please do check in with me every few months or so about opportunities in the market. In the meantime, if you have time in your schedule, I would like to talk with you more about my background and what type of job opportunity would entice me to leave my employer.

#34 Thank you for contacting me. I am not in the market for a new job, but one of my colleagues is interested in the opportunity and has the appropriate background and experience for the role. Would you like me to connect you to her/him? Either way, please do continue to consider me as new roles come open in my space. Although I am not currently job seeking, things can always change.

#35 Thank you for reaching out to me about the [Job Title] position at [Company Name]. It seems like a great opportunity for the right candidate, but I am just not ready to leave my current employer. Things are going very well and there is still room for me to progress. That said, I would like to stay in touch about future roles you think would fit my background. Also, I am sending your contact information and the job description to some friends and colleagues who might be a good fit for the role.

#36 Thank you so much for thinking of me for the [Job Title] role. Frankly, I am not interested in working for that company. Please let me know if you would like to connect to discuss my background for future potential positions. Thank you again for contacting me.

#37 I appreciate the information about the [Job Title] position and I thank you for your time. However, my salary and benefits are substantially above market, and I think it is unlikely that the position would exceed it enough to make the move worthwhile. If I could be wrong, please do let me know.

#38 Thank you for bringing the [Job Title] opening to my attention, but I am currently happy with my current employer. I am going to save your contact information, so if that changes for any reason, I will contact you. Please do feel free to check back with me every few months or so as well.

#39 The role sounds quite interesting and normally I would want to learn more. But right now, I am completely consumed with what I am doing and thoroughly enjoying it. Please feel free to contact me again if you come across an outstanding growth opportunity that is perfect for my background, and has compensation substantially above market. Thank you for contacting me.

#40 Thank you for sending me the information about the [Job Title] with [Company Name]. I am currently being treated very well by my employer and would like to remain where I am. That said, please do continue to contact me as other opportunities arise.

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