Thank-You Notes

After each interview, business etiquette calls for a thank-you note on the same day as your interview.  Whether it was an in-person or a virtual interview, ask for the interviewer’s email address. Once you are done with the interview, take a minute to sit down and make a few notes about the experience. This will help you customize your thank-you note to each individual interviewer. You do not want to send a template/generic thank-you note to multiple interviewers with whom you met; make it timely, personal, short, and well-written. Check out our blog for more information on how to make your thank-you note stand out.

Thank-You Note Checklist

  • Keep it to 3-5 sentences.
  • Thank the interviewer first!
  • Express enthusiasm.
  • Reinforce an idea or address any unresolved questions.
  • Personalize it. Highlight a key point from your interview that will make the interviewer remember you.
  • Reiterate your expertise and interest.
  • Check for spelling and punctuation errors.
  • Send the thank-you note via email to ensure timely delivery.

Example:

February 13, XXXX
Dear Ms. Jobs,
Thank you for the opportunity to meet with you yesterday. I enjoyed taking with you and Mr. Troutman about the future of Heartland Candies and my possible future there. The visit has increased my interest in the marketing position we discussed and assured me of my ability to provide you with an immediate contribution. Thanks again for your time. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Sincerely,
Tammy Trojan