Thank You Letters

Send a thank you letter after every interview, and send one to each person who interviewed you.

Even if you are not sure whether the job is an ideal fit for you, you should still send a thank you letter, as you never know when you may have to interface with the interviewer again. A thank you letter should be sent immediately following the interview; do not wait longer than 48 hours to send this correspondence. For this reason, it is imperative that you ask for a business card at the close of your interview to ensure that you have the interviewer’s current contact information, which will allow you to quickly expedite this letter.

If you interview for a highly competitive position, be sure to send your thank you note by the end of the day, which will likely equate to using email or hand delivering a personal note. Not only will a thank you letter create a strong impression that you are courteous and professional, such correspondence will also serve as additional reinforcement of your name, differentiated strengths and interest in the company.

Sample Thank You Letters

We have provided several sample interview thank you letters for your reference. While you should use the basic structure from these letters, we recommend that you adapt it to your own specific experience with the interviewer to personalize the content. Avoid plagiarizing these letters, as the employer may have seen the same letter before.

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