- Sending a thank-you letter shows interest, thoughtfulness, and good follow-through. It places your name and qualifications in front of an employer one more time and sets you apart from all those who do not bother to send a thank-you letter.
- Send a thank-you letter after each interview, ideally the same day. Your letter can be sent by email, fax or regular mail.
- If you’re in the high tech industry, email is the most appropriate choice.
- If you interviewed with several people, send an individualized letter to each person.
- At the top of your letter, use the same format (name, address, phone, email) as your résumé.
- Personalize your letter rather than use a generic thank-you format. Refer to the content of the interview. For example, I appreciated your candid comments about the culture of your organization.
- The letter is an opportunity to:
- Express your appreciation for the interview
- Affirm your interest in the position and the organization
- Emphasize something about your background or skills that seemed of interest to the interviewer
- Communicate how you can be an asset to the organization
- Give additional relevant information you didn’t mention in the interview.
- Proofread the letter carefully.