Interview Thank You Notes - Format
When writing interview thank you notes, follow this simple format. You'll be starting your job in no time.
Interview Thank You Notes Format
- Thank the interviewer for the opportunity and include the position title for which you interviewed. ("Thanks
for taking the time to discuss the technical recruiter position with me
- Include one or two (positive) things that happened during the interview. This will jog the interviewer’s memory as to who you are. ("I think my background in recruiting makes me a strong
candidate, as does my attention to detail. The fact that you like Rush and Yes as much as I do is a strong selling point for your company!")
- End by saying you’re looking forward to hearing back soon. ("Looking forward to hearing back from you soon.")
- Be enthusiastic: If you are not, you could come across as not really interested in the job.
- Be Neat: Handwriting adds a personal touch. However, be sure yours is legible. If your note looks like it was written by a 10-year-old, it could work against you.
- Have a friend look it over. Just ask them to read it quickly and see if they notice any spelling errors, missing words, outright insults... you might be surprised.
- Be Quick: Be sure to send this within 24 hours of the interview. You can send it via email or regular mail. Whether you email or handwrite it, keep a professional tone. Don't text an interview thank you note-- save texting for your friends.
- Just do it: Even if you’re not sure exactly what to write, just put something together and send it! Don’t get caught up in the details. A short note is better than no note. This thank you letter could be a tie-breaker between two candidates.