How to Write a Job Interview Thank You Note

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Sending a thank you note after a job interview is worth the time it takes.. LWA

It takes a little time to send a thank you note. However, an AccountTemps Survey reported that over half of managers said they consider a thank you note influential when evaluating candidates.

When asked about the most appropriate way for candidates to follow up, 38% of managers surveyed said that hand-written notes were acceptable, while 87% said email worked. 81% said a phone call was appropriate, as long as the interviewee didn't call multiple times.

Social media is another way to say thank you, with 27% of managers considering it acceptable. Only 10% thought text messages were appropriate.

An influence letter is another way to relay your thanks and to share more detailed information on why you would be asset with the employer. Here's how and when to write an influence letter instead of a thank you letter.

It's important to note that about half of applicants don't send a thank you note after an interview. So, if you're one of the applicants who does spend a few minutes taking the time to send a thank you note to your interviewers it will be worth the effort.

Writing Thank You Notes

Keep a box of generic thank you notes on hand, along with a supply of stamps. Or, consider a personal thank you note with your photo. It's a good way to remind the interviewer who you are, as well as reiterate your interest in the job. Then, as soon as you get home from the interview, you can write your thank you note.

In your thank you note, remind the interviewer about your key qualifications for your job and reiterate your interest in the position. Review thank you letter writing tips for advice on what to write. In addition, here are thank you quotes you can use to create your own personal thank you notes and letters.

Mail your thank you note as soon as possible, so it arrives in a timely manner.

Email Thank You Notes

It's also appropriate to send an email thank you note - employers like them, too.

Thank You Note Samples

If you're not sure what to write, review thank you note samples applicable to a variety of employment-related situations. Edit the thank you note example you select, so it reflects your personality and your interest in the new job.

Types of Thank You Note Examples

Thank You Note Writing Tips

 Writing Thank You Notes
How to write a thank you letter including who to thank, what to write, and when to write an employment-related thank you letter.

Thank You Notes
More thank you note suggestions, samples, and other job search correspondence.

Please Note: These samples are provided for guidance only.

The provided information, including samples and examples, is not guaranteed for accuracy or legality. Letters and other correspondence should be edited to fit your personal situation.

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