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Thank You Letters

Sending a thank you letter, card or email after an interview is essential—especially considering that you want to leave a good impression with the employer.  It should express your appreciation for the interview, restate 1-2 of your key qualifications and stress your interest in the position.

Thank you letters can also serve another purpose.  A strategically written thank you letter can reinforce your suitability for the position, allow you to mention any afterthoughts or clarify any miscommunications about your qualifications.

Thank you letters can either be neatly handwritten in a thank you card, or word processed in business format and emailed, mailed or hand-delivered.  No matter which method you choose, thank you letters should be sent within 24 hours after your interview.

You can also consider sending a thank you letter to key employers you spoke with at Job/Career Fairs, informational interviews or company site visits.

Have a look at some sample thank you letters.