Answered by Dana, Hiring Expert at ManpowerGroup, on Thursday, June 11, 2015
I think the most important piece of advice would be to keep your communication short and sweet. I’d start by thanking them for being a great point of contact for the organization, and, if you’ve spoken to them personally before, I would also mention how much you appreciate the time they’ve spent talking to you.
Then I would state that you are still very much interested in the open role, and look forward to next steps in their process. Perhaps also add that with your background/education in “X” field, and your passion for “Y” industry, you feel confident that you would be successful in this “Z”role. Help remind the recruiter of your professionalism, your dedication, and your ongoing commitment to learning more about their company and the job.
Lastly, I would include a sentence that says something to the effect of “And if there is anything else you require at this time, or any additional information I can provide, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I will be glad to assist.” That’s a good, all-purpose closing statement when messaging with recruiters or related HR members.
Hope this helps!