Job interview thank you letter examples
A thank-you letter can help you seal the deal after an interview. Use this sample to craft one that can help boost your candidacy.
A follow-up letter is a necessary part of a job interview.
Do you know that most applicants don’t send a post-interview thank-you letter?
Even if you think an offer is in the bag, you can always improve your chances of getting the job if you send thank-you notes. Your letter should reiterate your core strengths and emphasize the value you offer. You can even squelch any concerns the employer raised about your qualifications and add important information you didn’t get to discuss in the interview.
Check out this sample thank-you letter:
14 Elm St. | Sometown, CA 55555 | 555-555-5555 | email@example.com
Ms. Amy Lin
1 Corporate Way
Sometown, CA 55555
Dear Ms. Lin:
Thank you for meeting with me this morning to discuss the executive assistant position. I enjoyed our conversation, and I am very excited about the possibility of joining your team.
I know what it takes to run a busy and successful insurance office. In my last position as an administrative assistant for XYZ Company, I helped manage all aspects of the operation, handling tasks such as bookkeeping, customer service, claims processing, report preparation and ongoing communications with the district manager.
You mentioned that you need an assistant who has strong “people” skills, and this is an area in which I excel. At XYZ Company, I helped the manager build a loyal client base by consistently providing excellent service. My last supervisor said, “John is one of the hardest-working employees I have known. His friendly and professional customer-service skills helped the firm achieve a 20 percent revenue increase last year, and I couldn’t have done it without him.”
I don’t see the executive assistant role as a punch-the-clock, 9-to-5 job; I will be your “right hand”—helping you manage the day-to-day operations, volunteering for special projects, and ensuring the company is positioned for growth and increased profitability.
Again, thank you for considering me for this exciting opportunity. As you requested, I’m enclosing a list of professional references. Please feel free to call me if you need additional information, have any questions or would like to offer me the job! Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Enclosure: List of References
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Post-interview thank you email
By the Monster Career Coach
Are you waiting to hear from an employer after you’ve interviewed with them? You can increase your chances of being chosen for the next round of interviews – or of being offered the job – by following up professionally. This includes writing a customized thank you note.
The purpose of this often neglected bit of communication is threefold:
• to remind the interviewer(s) how much you really want the job
• to address any issues or gaps that may have arisen during the interview
• to demonstrate that you are willing to go the extra mile, since many job hunters don’t bother to send such a note (or send amateurish ones if they do)
Every time you go for a job interview, ask each person you meet for their business card. This way you will know their exact names and titles and can send them an appropriate thank you. Thank you e-mail notes are fine. For that extra special touch, consider sending an actual hand written card or note.
Here is an example of a typical thank you e-mail:
Dear (name of person who interviewed you),
Thank you very much for taking the time to interview me on Tuesday afternoon. You gave me quite a bit of insight about your organization and were very courteous and professional. I particularly liked the way you made me feel comfortable from the start.
As we discussed, my five years of experience as an Accounts Payable specialist make me an excellent choice for the position we talked about. At one point you asked if I had any additional experience that would be relevant to the job. I would like to add here that I currently serve as a volunteer Accounts Payable supervisor for a local charity.
I would really welcome an opportunity to return for the next round of interviews. Please feel free to contact me at the number and e-mail address provided below.
(your name here)
Keep your thank you’s short and sweet. Send them around two business days after you’ve been interviewed. Then cross your fingers, keep up your job search momentum elsewhere, and hope for that thrilling call-back.