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Thank You Letters

Often a brief personal letter of thanks sent the day after your interview can enhance your chances of landing a new job. This personal touch not only helps keep you on the interviewer’s mind, it also demonstrates your appreciation that the interviewer took time to meet with you and confirms your interest in the job. It may turn out that you are the only candidate to send a thank you letter, which may place you above your competition when the employer is deciding whom to hire.

A personal handwritten note on your own stationery or a typed letter is recommended; sending an email is also acceptable. It is not recommended that you use pre-printed thank you notes. You may want to mention something that interested you during the interview or highlight how you have the skills needed for the job. If you had interviews with multiple people, send individually-addressed letters of appreciation to each person.

Sample thank you letters

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222 Oak Street
Monmouth City, NJ 07999

 

July 1, 201X

 

Mr. William O'Hara
Personnel Director
Expedited Distribution Services
5678 Industrial Parkway
Trentonville, NJ 08888

 

Dear Mr. O'Hara,

 

I greatly appreciate the time you spent with me to discuss the position of Administative Assistant at your company. Your interest in my candidacy is very encouraging.

 

If you need additional information regarding my qualifications, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

I look forward to hearing from you, as I hope to become a member of your team.

 

Sincerely,

Tracey Waters
(609) 555-5555
twaters89@email.com

 

 

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222 Oak Street
Monmouth City, NJ 07999

 

July 1, 201X

 

Mr. William O'Hara
Personnel Director
Expedited Distribution Services
5678 Industrial Parkway
Trentonville, NJ 08888

 

Dear Mr. O'Hara,

 

I am writing to express my appreciation for the time you spent with me yesterday and for your interest in my ability to meet the demands of the Receptionist position available at your company.

 

If chosen to fill the vacancy, I am confident that I will satisfy all responsibilities of the position.

 

Sincerely,

Tracey Waters
(609) 555-5555
twaters89@email.com