Applying for jobs can be a daunting task. To make it less daunting, you should prepare yourself with some good phrases to use when recruiters get back to you.
For instance, you can write “thank you for your consideration” when replying to a recruiter about your application. However, is it the only suitable phrase?
This article will explore some alternatives showing you how to say “thank you for your consideration” in an email.
Is It Professional to Say “Thank You for Your Consideration”?
It is professional to say “thank you for your consideration” in emails. It’s a great phrase to include when a recruiter gets back to you (whether you’ve been successful or not).
We recommend using it because it’s polite. It’s not rude, making it a great option to show sincere gratitude when someone gets back to you about your application.
Check out this example to see how it works:
I want to thank you for your consideration here. I look forward to working with you in the future.
- It’s a great professional phrase showing gratitude.
- It’s sincere and shows you care about what the recipient says.
- It’s somewhat generic.
- It doesn’t feel very personal.
“Thank you for your consideration” is a great phrase to use in formal emails. We still recommend using some alternatives to explore different options and keep your writing fresh.
Keep reading as we explore other ways to say “thank you for your consideration.” We’ve provided email samples under each heading to make things easier for you.
What to Say Instead of “Thank You for Your Consideration”
- Thank you for the opportunity
- I appreciate the chance you have given me
- Thanks for considering me
- Your consideration means a lot to me
- Thank you for taking the time to consider me
- Thank you for giving me your attention
- I am grateful for your consideration
- Thanks for giving me due consideration
- I truly appreciate the opportunity
- I want to thank you for the chance
1. Thank You for the Opportunity
When you’re invited to an interview, you need to know how to accept the invitation humbly. That’s where “thank you for the opportunity” comes in.
Let’s say a recruiter read your application and cover letter and loved you. If they emailed you to let you know you’re on the interview shortlist, it’s time to celebrate.
But you need to share your appreciation before celebrating. “Thank you for the opportunity” is a polite and professional way to show how happy you are to accept an interview invitation.
You should also review this email example:
Dear Mr. Harrison,
Thank you for the opportunity here. I’m so glad you chose me for an interview spot, and I look forward to seeing you.
All the best,
2. I Appreciate the Chance You Have Given Me
For a more formal alternative, you can use “I appreciate the chance you have given me.” It works well after accepting a job.
We recommend using it when thanking a recruiter for hiring you. It shows you happy you are to get the role and that you’ll do everything you can to prove yourself.
This is an advantageous way to show respect and diligence. It’s a powerful way to ensure the recruiter is confident in their choice when selecting you.
Here’s a great sample email to help:
Dear Miss Tyler,
I appreciate the chance you have given me. I’ll do everything in my power to ensure I don’t let you down.
3. Thanks for Considering Me
When offered a new role, it’s not always a simple “yes” or “no” answer. Sometimes, you might have to reject the role because you received another offer.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that. However, you should try to sound as respectful and professional as possible when this is the case.
Try “thanks for considering me” to reject a job offer. It works well after an interview when you want to remain positive, even if you’re turning a job down.
Also, this example should make a few things easier to understand:
Dear Mr. Samsonov,
Thanks for considering me. However, I have since been offered a new role that I’m inclined to accept.
4. Your Consideration Means a Lot to Me
It’s easy to show you how to say “thank you for your consideration” professionally. However, knowing the best tone to use for each situation can vary.
For instance, “your consideration means a lot to me” is useful as a more formal synonym.
You should only use it when replying to a recruiter if you were unsuccessful in your application. It shows respect and resilience about the rejection.
You can review the following email example if you’re still unsure:
Dear Miss Jules,
Your consideration means a lot to me. Although I was unsuccessful, I’m really happy you decided to give me a chance.
Thank you so much,
5. Thank You for Taking the Time to Consider Me
You should use “thank you for taking the time to consider me” to respect someone’s busy schedule.
It’s an effective phrase that shows you really appreciate someone for getting back to you about a job.
We recommend using it if you haven’t decided whether you’ll take the job. It’s a great one to include because it shows you’re willing to hear other offers but you still appreciate an employer for emailing you.
This example will help you with it:
Dear Miss Indy,
Thank you for taking the time to consider me for this role. I’m waiting to hear back from a few other offers before accepting, though.
6. Thank You for Giving Me Your Attention
If someone gives you their attention, it means they’ve taken the time to reply to you. That’s where “thank you for giving me your attention” comes in.
It’s great to use as a more formal synonym for “thank you for your consideration.” It shows respect to the recipient above all else.
Try it when accepting a job offer or replying to a successful offer. It works best in more positive cases when you manage to get the job.
If you’re still confused, check out this example:
Dear Dr. Smythe,
Thank you for giving me your attention on this. I’ll let you know when I come to a decision about this role.
7. I Am Grateful for Your Consideration
Another way to say “thank you for your consideration” is “I am grateful for your consideration.” It shows you’re truly appreciative that someone considered you for a role.
You should try it the next time an employer reaches out to update you about your application. Whether you’re successful or not is irrelevant. This phrase works for both good and bad news.
Here’s a great example to also show you how it works:
Dear Miss Staines,
I am grateful for your consideration. Please keep me in mind when a new job comes along in case I’d be a better fit.
All the best,
8. Thanks for Giving Me Due Consideration
You can use “thanks for giving me due consideration” as another synonym for “thank you for your consideration.”
Here, the biggest change is writing “due consideration.”
It implies that you know what you’re worth. Saying you are owed “due consideration” means you appreciate someone for looking into you, especially if they approved your application.
The following email sample will also help you with it:
Thanks for giving me due consideration on this. I appreciate the chance, and I can’t wait to see you at the interview.
All the best,
9. I Truly Appreciate the Opportunity
It’s always better to sound sincere when showing appreciation. The more sincere you sound, the more likely the recipient will believe you.
So, try “I truly appreciate the opportunity.” It’s one of the best ways to demonstrate just how happy you are to receive an email from a recruiter.
Also, it helps that it’s a versatile phrase. It works to both accept a job offer or accept a rejection if you didn’t make it.
Check out this sample email if you’re still unsure:
Dear Miss Sturgeon,
I truly appreciate the opportunity. Please let me know what I need to bring before seeing you at the interview.
10. I Want to Thank You for the Chance
It’s polite to say “I want to thank you for the chance.” It works well after someone reviews your job application, whether you receive a successful or unsuccessful email afterward.
We recommend using it as a respectful way to appreciate the chance someone offers you. It shows how much it means to you and that you’d happily accept a job (even if you didn’t get it).
This could be a good way to keep a positive conversation going. That way, even if your application is unsuccessful, the recruiter might keep you in mind for later.
Here’s a great email example to help you with it:
Dear Mr. Brent,
I want to thank you for the chance, even though I was unsuccessful. I appreciate you giving me the time of day.