Thank You 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.

Within one to two days following your interview, make sure you send out a thank you note. Whether you send the letter via email or snail mail, it doesn’t matter—as long as you are professional and prompt. You will thank yourself later for taking the time to thank your prospective employer.

Sample Thank You Letter

Your Address


Recruiter's Name
Company Name

Dear Ms. Recruiter:

Thank you for the opportunity to interview yesterday for the Sales Trainee position. I enjoyed meeting you and learning more about Company Name. (The first paragraph is a simple thank you, and reminds the recruiter about the position for which you interviewed.)

After discussing this position with you, I am even more certain that my skills in ____ and ____, as well as my experience with _____ would benefit your company. (The second paragraph should briefly reiterate your skills and strengths for this position—why would you be the best person for this job?)

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you. (The last paragraph is a brief thank you.)


Your Name
Your email address