After The Interview

After The Interview

As soon after the interview as possible, send a thank you note to the interviewer. In the note, reinforce your interest in the position and highlight a positive from the interview or clarify something that did not go as well as planned.

Keep the following in mind when writing your thank you note:

  • Keep it under one page.
  • It may be handwritten, typed or sent by e-mail, depending on the culture of the organization. In some cases, it may be appropriate to send a short e-mail starting with something like, “Although a more formal thank you is on its way…” and sending a longer hard-copy thank you card. This way, if decisions are being made immediately, you have expressed your gratitude in a timely manner, while adding the polished touch of a hard-copy letter, something tactile they may choose to add to your application file.
  • You may write to all the people with whom you interviewed or identify the decision-maker and write to her. Either way, in the letter, you should thank everyone with whom you interviewed.

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