You’ve probably heard all of the interview coaching tips before including this one. Be sure to send a thank you letter immediately after your interview. For some reason, you’ve gone on a couple of interviews over the course of your career and after the interview, you’ve thought about sending your perspective employer a thank you letter but never got around to it.
Why not? If it was because you didn’t know what to say, no problem. Here is a sample letter that you can customize after your next interview. Use this sample as a template and you’ll save a ton of time.
This is an important step you no longer want to miss in your job search! Sending a thank you letter can increase your chances of success. It’s about being top of mind and that’s where you’ll be when the perspective employer reads your thank you letter.
Here’s that sample I mentioned – feel free to do with this whatever necessary to customize:
Mr./Ms. First Name Last Name
City, State Zip Code
Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:
I certainly enjoyed speaking with you today about your organization’s <Job Title> position. After discussing the position with you in further detail, I am confident that I can make a positive contribution.
<XYZ Company> has an exceptional reputation within the industry and it is just the type of operation with which I would like to associate myself. In addition to great interest and enthusiasm in this challenging opportunity, I bring the skills, credentials and background necessary make an impact.
I appreciate the time you took to interview me. And, I am very interested in working with your organization. I look forward to hearing from you about this opportunity.
Again, thank you so much for your time and consideration.
Your Name Here
Using a sample letter will save you a great deal of time and has the potential to lead to more second interviews along with more job offers. The above sample letter should be easy enough to customize to your needs and the position of interest.
- Just like the resume and cover letter, your thank you letter should be tailored to the job for which you’re applying. Develop a different version for different jobs; emphasize aspects of your skills and experience that are relevant to the position.
- Remember, it’s about being top of mind and that’s where you’ll be when the perspective employer reads your thank you letter. Give yourself an edge over your competition just by writing a thank you letter.
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Patricia is a seasoned career management expert and certified professional resume writer with over twelve years of executive recruiting and coaching experience. She works with career changers and job seekers to design strategies that transform careers. Patricia has been instrumental in navigating clients toward their true career aspirations as well as finding purpose and personal fulfillment.