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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. ___________
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
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