After the Interview
Thank you letters
Your first spoken words likely included “please” and “thank you” and with good reason. It is a good habit to send thank you notes to those who give you their time during your job search. It is especially important to send a thank you following an interview. You should send a thank you to the primary interviewer at least. If you were interviewed by more than one person, it may be a good idea to write each individual but make sure you add a personal touch to each individual note.
Tips for thank you letters
- Send a thank you as soon as possible within 24 hours of your interview.
- Thank you notes can be a handwritten card, typed letter, or e-mail depending upon the style of communication established with the interviewer. If you send via email, still follow good business letter guidelines.
- Your thank you should:
This sample thank you letter gives you an idea of how to incorporate the tips provided above.