Saying thanks for the opportunity

It is important to always send a thank you note! It is not only polite, but it also reminds the interviewer of your meeting and why you should be hired.

  • The traditional interview thank you is handwritten. While a typed or email thank you is appropriate (particularly if you have been communicating with the employer via email) a handwritten one will set you apart.
  • Use folded note cards, plain (no design or “thank you” on the front), in a neutral color (white, gray,tan, cream). Mail the letter within 24 hours of the interview.
  • Send a thank you to every person who interviewed you. If you are not absolutely sure of an interviewer’s name or title, call the office to find out. (This is why it’s important to ask for business cards during the interview.)
February 20, 20xx
Dear Ms. Tudor:
Thank you for meeting with me this morning to discuss the position of __________. After speaking with you, I am even more certain that my experience and coursework will be valuable to your organization. My involvement with __________ and related coursework have prepared me well for your organization. It was particularly helpful for me to learn about ___________. If I can provide you with any additional information, please let me know. My enthusiasm for this opportunity has only increased. It is my understanding that I will receive a call from you during the next two weeks; I look forward to hearing from you!
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