Post Interview Thank You Letter

After the Interview

The actions you take following your interview can be as important as what you did to get the interview. After your interview with a potential employer, it is customary to send a follow-up, thank you letter. The letter should be prompt (within 2 business days of the interview) and its intent is to express appreciation and thanks for the interview.

The letter should do the following:

  • Show appreciation for the employer’s interest in you.
  • Reiterate your interest in the position and in the organization.
  • Remind the employer about your qualifications for the position. If you thought of something you forgot to mention in the interview, mention it in your follow up/ thank you letter
  • Demonstrate that you have good manners and know to write a thank-you letter.
  • Follow up with any information the employer may have asked you to provide after the interview.

There is some debate on the form the letter should take. Many experts believe a hard copy letter is non-negotiable. Others find a hand written note or email appropriate. I would suggest you research the organization and make a judgment call based on the position you are applying for.

Write a follow up letter to send to the person who interviewed you for the position you applied (Address the letter to your instructor.) Be sure it is grammatically correct and sends a message of professionalism

Instructor’s name: Dr, Tami Johnson