WRITING A THANK YOU LETTER
Send thank you lettersâ€”often. Saying thank you not only lets a contact know you are well mannered, they give you an opportunity to make a lasting -- or better!-- impression. You should send them after interviews, of course, but also after an information interview or a helpful phone call. You should write even if the interview did not lead to a job. By demonstrating your communication skills and positive attitude, the contact may think of you if a more suitable opening comes up later.
Â· Write within 24 hours (but late is better than never).
Â· Keep it short.
Â· Handwritten is fine, typed is fine. Email is perfectly acceptable, too.
Paragraph One: Thank you forâ€”for the interview, time, information, contact or whatever is appropriate.
Paragraph Two: Express your interest in the position or field, and perhaps what in particular interests you. You may also use a thank you letter to clarify any points you think were not well covered in the interview.
(If you are typing the letter, include proper date and address)
Dear Ms. Smith:
Thank you for taking the time yesterday to speak with me about the opening for a Dreamer at the Best Bedding Company.
I am very interested in the position. As we discussed yesterday, I have spent a great deal of my discretionary time as a dreamer (both night and day!), and have even slept through a few of my classes. I can bring to the job both experience and the enthusiasm to turn dreams into visions.
I look forward to hearing from you.