Thank You Notes
After an interview, it is usually customary to send a Thank You note to the person (s) who interviewed you. Below are some tips for writing the note.
- Type it - Send the letter as if it were a business letter, because it is.
- Use good paper - Use good-quality paper and envelopes. The Career Center sells quality paper, or you can get it from Print Services in Leighton Hall.
- Don't use a first name - If the person you have interviewed with has said, "Please, call me ____" then you may begin your "thank you" note "Dear _____". Otherwise, it should begin, "Dear Mr./Ms.," with a colon.
- Begin with a "Thank You" - Don't extend the note longer than it should be as you work up to a "Thank you". Thank the interviewer for their time from the very start.
- Make it short - Your Thank You note should be quick and to the point. It should include:
- A return address and date
- An inside address
- A salutation
- An initial "Thank you" for the interview
- A comment that sells you once again
- A personal remark relating back to the interview
- An indication that you are eager to hear back from the interviewer
- Another thank you
- A "Sincerely" or "Yours truly"
- Your signature