Thank You Letter Examples: A - Z

Personal, Business, Career, Employment and Job Search Thank You Letters

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There are all sorts of reasons to send a thank you letter when you're engaged in a job search. In fact, we rounded up reasons from A to Z, for a variety of work, employment, job search, business, and career situations. You'll also find all-purpose thank you note examples that are appropriate for any occasion.

Why Send a Thank You Letter

The first reason to send a thank you letter is that it's just plain good manners.

But there's also a self-serving purpose: a thank you note is your opportunity to get your name in front of people one last time and leave a positive impression. 

If you're interviewing or going through the job application process, thank you letters allow you to sell yourself as a candidate (making references to specific instances that may have come up in an interview), and to correct any mistakes or add details that may have been left off. Thank you notes in other career-related situations — such as a thank you note to a boss for helping you out or to a former co-worker for making a networking connection — allow you to reinforce that you appreciate the person's helpful behavior.

When to Send a Thank You Letter

Send thank you letters as soon as possible. Did someone do something helpful? Did you have an interview? Write your note that day or the next one. It's easiest to write a thank you letter when the details of an encounter are fresh in your head.

Whether you're writing a thank you note after a phone screen or sending a quick note of appreciation to your boss, it's best to write — and send — your note promptly.

A good guideline is to send the letter within 24 hours. Delaying serves no helpful purpose, and also increases the likelihood that you will forget to write the note.

And, delay too long, and the company can make a decision without you having the chance to make one last positive impression.

Browse this alphabetical index of thank you letters, thank you notes, and thank you messages for guidance and inspiration in crafting your own letter. Just look for the appropriate situation, from administrative position thank you letter to vendor thank you letter, to find the note that most closely matches your own situation. 

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