Thank You Notes

What it is:

  • A thank you note is a professional follow-up to an interview or when someone has given you career advice or mentoring

  • It is essential to send a thank you note within 24 hours after the contact

 

Presentation: 

  • You can email or handwrite the note

  • The format should always be professional

  • Express your appreciation for their time and consideration

  • Keep your letter brief

 

Thank You Note Outline:

First

  • Thank the employer for the opportunity to interview

  • Reiterate your interest in the position at this time

  • When sending multiple thank you notes to people at the same company, try to personalize each note by saying something like “I enjoyed speaking with you about…” 

Middle

  • Mention any relevant skills or qualifications you forgot to emphasize during the interview

  • Highlight the important points you made about your qualifications and interests

Final

  • Close the letter by thanking your contact again

  • Refer to any next steps you and the interviewer discussed

  • If you really want the job, say so at this point