Second Interview Thank You Note Sample

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If you make it to the second round of interviews, you will need to send a thank you note to your interviewer. And that's true even if you already sent a thank you note following your first interview, and even if you were interviewed both times by the same person.

Sometimes a second thank you note can be hard to write — after all, haven't you already said everything you had to say in your first letter?

But instead of seeing it as a meaningless hurdle, try thinking about your thank you letter as an opportunity. 

What to Include in Your Email or Note

The thank you letter gives you a space to reiterate your interest in the position, reference your most relevant qualifications, and thank the interviewer for taking the time to speak with you. By now, you should have a strong sense of what the job entails, and can speak to why you're a strong candidate.

By a second-round interview, companies may be close to a decision, and possibly weighing two potential candidates. This is a final chance to make the case for choosing you for the role. In your note, you can mention a moment in the interview that was particularly meaningful, or share a link to an article that relates to the conversation you had.

You can also inquire in your thank you note — if you haven't already in your in person interview — if the interview needs any additional details from you and about the timeline for a hiring decision.

Don't be afraid to keep your note short and to the point if you don't have a lot to say. 

By a second-round interview, you may be on more familiar terms with the interviewer. If that's the case, you can be a bit less formal in your note — you may want to address the interviewer by first name, for instance.


Here is a thank you note example you can send (via email or mail) after a second interview. 

Thank You Note Sample for a Second Interview

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email


City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

Thank you for taking the time to interview me for the second time. I appreciate your interest in my candidacy for the Marketing Director position.

As we discussed, my strong skill set and my experience with ABC Company in a very similar role would enable me to provide strong leadership, and to immediately provide the guidance and expertise to improve departmental performance exponentially.

I am pleased to have had a chance to talk with you again, and thank you again for your consideration.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Your Name

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