Post Interview Thank You Letter Examples To Help in Your Job Search

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Why Sending a Post Interview Thank You Letter Makes Good Sense

Some people believe that if an employer chooses another candidate for the job, there is no need to contact him or her again.

This is a mistake.

The chosen employee may not work out, or she may find that she hates the job and quits.

You never know, so it's prudent to leave the door open to future opportunities with the company, should they arise.

Sending a post-interview thank you letter when you have chosen to decline a job offer is also a good idea.

The key here is to treat the employer with respect, and to express your sincere gratitude at having been chosen for the position.

Below you'll find examples of both kinds of post interview thank you letters.

Post Interview Thank You Letter Samples

Interview Thank You Letters to Use If You Don't Get the Job

These letters are important to send. They can give you an edge over other applicants who applied for the same position, should another opening occur with the company in the near future.


Dear Mr. Kensington:

It was a pleasure meeting with you today and discussing your current graphic design needs.

Although we both agreed that my qualifications do not meet your needs at this time, I wanted you to know that I am greatly impressed with the quality of work being done at MK Media Design.

Therefore, I do hope that you will keep me in mind for future openings with your company, that are more in line with my experience and qualifications.

Again, I thank you for your time and honest consideration. I hope that we have the opportunity to meet again.



Dear Mr. Chen:

Thank you for considering me for the senior draftsmen position at Chen, Liu and Associates.

Though I am disappointed in not being selected for the position, I am glad to have had the opportunity to meet with you and several key members of your staff.

Please know that I am still very interested in working with you and your firm. Therefore, if anything should change, or if a new position should become available, I hope that you will consider me for that opportunity.

Thanks again, for taking the time to meet with me. I wish you and your team much success.


Post-Interview Thank You Letter

Sample Interview Thank You Letter to Decline an Offer

Dear Mr. Singh:

It was an honor to receive your offer of product design engineer position at CDI Engineers, Inc. Working with you on the kind of innovative projects CDI has become known for would truly be a rewarding experience.

Though it was a hard choice, I have decided to pursue another opportunity at present. However, I thank you very much for considering me. I wish you success in finding the right candidate for this position.

Warm regards,

For more post-interview thank you letter examples, please see our main post interview thank you notes page.

If you're interested in thank you notes for coworkers, take a look at our business thank you notes for the workplace page.

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