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do they matter? Consider this, if your application and interview are equal to that of another candidate, the person sending the thank-you letter gets the recruiter’s attention one more time! Send a customized thank you within 24 hours of the interview. Email, hand written or typed? Any format is better than sending nothing! Consider the organization culture and time frame of the search process to determine which is most appropriate. Dear Mr./Ms. ___________ Job Search Handbook sample thank You letters Thank you again for the opportunity to interview for the position of_________ with ___________. The __________ position seems like a great fi t for my skills and background. During our conversation I was impressed with ____________________. I appreciate the opportunity to meet with manager and the department. Please extend my thank you to everyone involved in the process (optional) Sincerely, Jane Scholastica e-mail 1200 Kenwood Ave. Duluth, MN 55811 February 20, 2016 typed Ms. Mandy Long Public Relations Director Klein and Associates 1709 Wallace Ave. St. Paul, MN 55555 simple handwritten Dear Ms. Long: I want to thank you for offering me the opportunity to interview yesterday for the position of public relations assistant. I enjoyed meeting you and learning more about Klein and Associates. My interest and enthusiasm for the position were strengthened as a result of the interview. I am impressed with your client list, your cooperative team environment and your mission to develop creative promotional strategies for businesses big and small. I think that my relevant education, my event planning internship and experience with Adobe Creative Suite programs such as Photoshop and InDesign would allow me to make significant contributions to the organization. I would like to reiterate my enthusiasm for the position and in working with you and your staff. Please feel free to contact me at 555-111-2222 or at if I can provide you with any additional information. Again, thank you for providing the opportunity for me to interview. Sincerely, St. Scholastica Student St. Scholastica Student thank you Dear interviewer, [thank them for their time] + [mention something about your conversation that you found interesting or helpful] + [reiterate your interest in the job and company] + [emphasize what about your experience would make you good at the job] + look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, [you] sample thank You letters Based on our conversation, I believe I can make a valuable contribution to _____________. Please let me know if I can provide you with any additional information to evaluate my application. I look forward to hearing from you soon. 37