Thank You Letter Example for an Entry Level Interview

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You landed an interview for your first job and you think you aced it, providing what seemed to be great answers to the hiring manager’s questions about your qualifications for the position, your education and / or training, and the hard and soft skills that you’d bring to the table. However, the interviewing process isn’t over. In order to consolidate the good impression you’ve made, you need to immediately write a thank-you letter for your entry-level interview.

Writing a thank-you note after a job interview isn’t simply a matter of good manners; it’s also an extremely effective marketing tool that will keep your name “top of mind” for a hiring committee when they are narrowing down their field of candidates. Your letter should do more than simply say “thank you” – it also provides you with the opportunity to reiterate your interest in the company, remind your interviewer(s) of the unique talents you are offering them, and resolve any questions that you may have felt weren’t fully addressed during your meeting.

During the interview itself, it’s a good idea to take notes about your discussion, including the names of the people who have interviewed you and the interview questions they asked. If they asked you a question that you feel you did not answer completely, make a note of this so that you can respond to this more fully in your thank-you note.

Here is a thank-you note example you can send (via email or mail) to the person who has interviewed you for an entry-level position. Be sure to highlight the skills that qualify you for the job in your letter, and enthusiastically restate your interest in the position. You should also double-check to make sure that you have the correct spelling of your interviewers’ names.

If you are unsure about the spelling, check the company’s website or make a quick call to its reception desk and ask.

Your thank-you letter needs to be sent as quickly as possible after your interview – this is why an emailed note is ideal. If you are sending an email letter, there is no need to include your return address or your contact's address. List your contact information in your signature. If you decide to send a traditional hard-text letter, either hand-deliver it to the office or make sure that snail-mail will deliver it within two days of the interview.

Thank-You Letter Example for an Entry-Level Interview

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

Thank you very much for taking so much time out of your busy schedule to meet with me and show me around your office. After meeting you and the members of your team, I was impressed not only with the congeniality of your office, but also with the depth of knowledge and the professionalism you all demonstrated. I believe that I would be an asset on your projects, and would welcome the opportunity to learn from all of you.

As we discussed during my interview, my internship last year had responsibilities very similar to those required for this position.

I am well-versed in meeting challenging project benchmarks and deadlines, and I thrive in situations that require team collaboration, a strong work ethic, and clear-cut communication skills. In regard to our discussion about whether I’d have the flexibility to work overtime or on weekends in order to complete deadline-critical projects, I’d like to assure you that I would be readily available to go this extra mile to contribute to my team’s success.

Thank you again for taking the time to speak with me about this position. I believe that this career opportunity is an excellent match for my talents, and would truly appreciate the opportunity to work for a forward-thinking and progressive organization like T&J Enterprises. Please let me know if there is any additional information I can provide for you to help in your decision-making process.

I look forward to hearing from you very soon.

Best Regards,

Your Name

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