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How To Write a Thank You Letter After Your Interview

Your hard work toward getting a job is not over when the interview ends. Following every interview, etiquette demands that you send a thank you note to your interviewer. Thank you emails are short, polite notes that express your enthusiasm, thank the interviewer for her time, and include any information you may have forgotten to mention.

Be Formal

Maintain a formal and professional tone in your thank you email, even if the interview was a laid-back one. Keep in mind that the interviewer may forward your email to other supervisors to review. Do not refer to the interviewer by her first name unless she introduced herself that way. Avoid greetings like “Hey,” emoticons, exclamation points, and acronyms like “LOL.” Remember that you are still working to impress the interviewer with your communication skills.

Express Excitement

In the first sentence of your email, thank the interviewer for her time and convey your enthusiasm about the position. For example, write, “It was a pleasure meeting you yesterday. I enjoyed learning more about your company, and I would love to be a part of the team.” Include information that you learned during the interview or through your research about the organization to show your genuine interest.

Add Relevant Information

Thank you emails are an opportunity to add information about your skills, experience and qualifications. Gently remind the interviewer how you are a good fit for the position and describe specific qualifications. If the interviewer requested further information, such as the names of references or writing samples, include these in your thank you email.

Be Patient

Avoid sounding overconfident in your thank you email. Even if the interviewer implied that you have a good chance of landing the job, do not blow it by sounding cocky. Convey your professionalism by refraining from saying anything negative about your current employer or asking for a quick decision about your candidacy.

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