Thank You Notes/Letters

It turns out your mother was right: as short as they are, thank you notes are incredibly important. Whether or not you write one could make the difference between whether or not you get the job, so don't leave it up to chance and take a few minutes to write one!

Send it within one to two days following your interview. Whether you send the letter via email or snail mail, it doesn’t matter—as long as you are professional and prompt. It's the right thing to do, and it shows you have professional etiquette, which will make you stand out.

Thank You Letter Example

A handwritten thank you note is most impressive and appreciated – just eliminate the addresses and date. If you choose to type a letter, use the proper business letter format below – hand-sign and hand-address the envelop for the most personal touch. 

Your Street Address
Town, State, Zip
Date

Recruiter's Name, Title
Company Name
Street Address
Town, State, Zip

 

Dear Ms. Recruiter,

Thank you for the opportunity to interview yesterday for the [name of position] position. It was a pleasure to meet you and learn more about [Company Name]. I really appreciated hearing about ____________________ and _______________________.

(The first paragraph is a simple thank you, and reminds the recruiter about the position for which you interviewed, as well as 2-3 things you spoke about)

I’m very excited about this position and the possibility of joining [Company Name]. I’m ready to work hard and exceed your expectations. Thank you for your consideration and all you've done on my behalf.

(Last paragraph should reiterate your enthusiasm for the opportunity and express your appreciate for being considered)

Sincerely,

Your Name
 

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On-campus Interview After The Career Fair Example

Your Street Address
Town, State, Zip
Date

Recruiter's Name, Title
Company Name
Street Address
Town, State, Zip

Dear Mr. or Ms. [Interviewer’s last name],

I am writing to thank you very much for interviewing me after the Michigan Tech Fall Career Fair. I really appreciate your time, and it was a pleasure to meet you. 

I especially enjoyed talking to you about _________________ and _______________. (2 or 3 things you spoke about)

I’m really excited about the possibility of working for [Company Name], and I’m ready to work hard and exceed your expectations.

Again, thank you for your generous time in meeting with me. I look forward to speaking with you again soon. 

Sincerely,

Your Name

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On-site Interview With The Company Example

Send to everyone you met with, individually, or to the interview lead if you interviewed with multiple people at the same time.

Your Street Address
Town, State, Zip
Date

Recruiter's Name, Title
Company Name
Street Address
Town, State, Zip

Dear Mr. or Ms. [Interviewer’s last name - or first name if you’ve had frequent contact and/or they’ve asked you to use their first name],

I am writing to thank you for inviting me to your [plant, office, facilities] and for your generous hospitality while I was there. I really appreciate your time, and it was a pleasure to meet you (or “see you again”, if you’ve already met).

I especially enjoyed learning more about [Company Name] and hearing about ___________________ and __________________. (2 or 3 things you spoke about)

Seeing where I’d be working and meeting everyone makes me even more excited about the possibility of joining [Company Name].

Thank you for your consideration and all you’ve done on my behalf. I look forward to speaking with you again soon.

Sincerely,

Your Name

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Dinner or Other Meal or Social Event Example

Send to everyone you met with, individually, or to the interview lead if you interviewed with multiple people at the same time.

Your Street Address
Town, State, Zip
Date

Recruiter's Name, Title
Company Name
Street Address
Town, State, Zip

Dear Mr. or Ms. [Interviewer’s last name - or first name if you’ve had frequent contact and/or they’ve asked you to use their first name],

I am writing to thank you very much for inviting me to dinner with you on [day and date or after the career fair]. I enjoyed meeting everyone and getting to know you better.

It was great hearing about ____________________ and _______________________. (2 or 3 things you spoke about)

I’m really excited about the possibility of working for [Company Name], and I’m ready to work hard and exceed your expectations.

Again, thank you very much for dinner. I look forward to speaking with you again soon. 

Sincerely,

Your Name

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Taking and Passing Your Resume Onto a Hiring Manager Example

Your Street Address
Town, State, Zip
Date

Recruiter's Name, Title
Company Name
Street Address
Town, State, Zip

Dear Mr. or Ms. [Representative’s last name],

It was a pleasure to meet and speak with you at the fall career fair (or other networking event). I want to thank you very much for taking my resume and offering to pass it onto the appropriate person in your company. I really appreciate your time and efforts on my behalf.

I’m really excited about the possibility of working for [Company Name] and look forward to speaking with someone soon.

Sincerely,

 

Your Name

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