Want to make a mark with your follow up thank-you note after an interview?

Do what Alexandra Franzen did. According to a piece on Fast Company, she interviewed for a copywriting role but alas, she was told they “liked her spirit” but didn’t have enough samples.

Per the piece, she figured they wanted samples. Guess what she did next? She showered them with samples!

Franzen created content for their site which was ready to be relaunched. Proving how well she did the work along with showing why they needed to hire her, Franzen was able to significantly reduce any lingering questions hiring managers had in their minds.The ultimate lesson learned? Make your own candidacy infallible.

Franzen wrote a succinct e-mail to the agency director. After thanking her for her time she wrote, “Here are 10 tagline options to consider as you revamp your brand. No charge. Enjoy!”

The director’s responded, “These taglines are better than anything we’ve come up with on our own. Thank you. Let’s set up a meeting so you can get started on writing the rest of our site content.”