Interview Thank You Letters for More Effective Job Hunting
Writing interview thank you letters can be difficult. You can make it easier by making sure you include the following information:
Express thanks for the interviewer’s time.
Indicate the position for which you interviewed.
Draw a connection between the job requirements and your experience and expertise.
Add pertinent information that might have been missed in the interview.
Close with follow-up details.
Interview thank you letters should be sent within 24 hours; but don’t forget to check for typos and misspelled words before sending! Here are some examples; feel free to modify them for your use.
Interview Thank You Letters
Dear Ms. Phillips:
Thank you for taking the time to interview me this morning. Your Animal Hospital is very busy and I am excited that you are considering me for the vet tech position.
My internship at the County Animal Shelter has given me the experience with pets (and people) to professionally assist you in your surgical practice. You mentioned in our interview that many of your customers have dogs with behavioral issues. My certification as Master Trainer through National K9 Institute should allow me to offer additional support in this regard.
I look forward to hearing from you. I can be reached on my cell at 555-7923, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Sincerely,
Dear Mr. Stanslowski:
I want to thank you for interviewing me yesterday for the position of assistant manager. I know it can be difficult to take so much time away from the business.
The off-shift hours that this position requires fit perfectly with my school schedule. I am confident that my ability to work with young people (I ran the youth program at St. Cecelia’s for two summers) will allow me to successfully manage your staff.
I hope it is okay with you that I follow up with a telephone call within a week or so.
Dear Mrs. Graff:
It was very nice of you to spend so much time showing me around the greenhouses at Bordine’s. Spring is always a busy time for a Master Gardener such as yourself.
I have always loved gardening, so my knowledge of plants and their care should serve me well in the position of sales associate. I forgot to mention that many of my neighbors seek my guidance when buying plants—I am referred to as the “plant-lady!”
I am very interested in working for you and look forward to hearing from you soon with your decision.
You’ll find thank you note samples that you can use after you get the job here.
And for thank you note examples you might use in the workplace, check out our business thank you notes page.