Thank You, Letters!

Updated: Jan 16, 2021





Thank you, letters play a HUGE role in concluding the interview process. By sending a Thank you, letter, you are acknowledging your appreciation for an employer's time and consideration. It also shows your excitement about the position. Another advantage in sending a Thank you, letter is that it shows a little of your personality and reminds recruiters of who you are!


A few things to remember:

Do your homework before leaving the office complex to get all the needed names and mailing addresses. Better yet, bring a thank you card with you and write it before leaving the premises.


Make sure you personalize your interview thank you letter – include specifics about your interview and let your personality show.


Be sure to spell names, titles and business names correctly. Misspelling your interviewer's name would likely counter the benefit of sending the thank you letter.


Be sure to send within 24 hours after your interview.



Example:


Bill Stevenson 123 Anywhere Street Somewhereville, Best State 88889


1/1/2020


Mr. Ryan Francom IT Manager XYZ Company 456 Somewhere Road Best Town, Best State 88888


Dear Mr. Francom,


Thank you for the meeting with me today to discuss the IT Development position. I really enjoyed talking about the position, meeting your team and seeing the facilities. I am very excited by the prospects of joining XYZ Company and becoming part of the IT Development team.


After speaking with you, I am very positive that I will be a great addition to your team. My background in SQL Databases will allow me to provide real value in your efforts to migrate database technologies. Additionally, I am a very fast learner and a self starter which will enable you to put me to work almost right away.


You also mentioned during our discussion that many of your new projects are time sensitive. I want to reassure you that I am accustomed to working extensive hours and under tight deadlines, something I will continue to do at XYZ Company.


Thank you again for your time and for bringing me out to XYZ Company. I look forward to hearing from you once decisions have been made. In the meantime, should you have further questions, please feel free to contact me at (123) 456-7890.


Sincerely,

Bill Stevenson

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