What to say in a post interview thank you note - when you aren't the right guy for the job...
...and they just might not be too keen on making you an offer either.
I had an interview today for a project manager position at a large local public institution. The institution tends to use the Project Manager title pretty loosely but after the interviews, it was pretty clear that it was a classic, pure Project Manager position. I have some pretty strong apprehensions about my ability to do that work. It's probably not a good fit. A good fit might be doing some of the work that the PM will be overseeing.
I interviewed with Boss #1, #2a and #2b. I did fairly poorly with #1, and progressively less poorly with #2a and #2b, as I slowly figured out what they all were talking about.
So how do I say thanks, but no thanks without actually refusing something that they probably won't be offering? And maybe have them keep me in mind for other facet of a really interesting project? These are some pretty sharp people and I think I'd like working with them in some capacity.
Background humbly submitted:
My current job is pretty secure and allows me to pay my bills on time. I don't need this PM position, but I am looking for a position that would allow me to apply skills and experience from previous career in addition to my present skill set.