Thank You Letters
One of the most effective ways to stand out from other job candidates is to thank people who do the following:
- Help you with your job search
- Interview you
- Review your application material, although you are withdrawing your application from consideration
- Extend you an offer, whether you turn it down or accept it
- Do not extend an offer, but have worked with you through the selection process
Thoughtful people make lasting impressions. Letters help you to be remembered in a positive manner and keep doors open for future opportunities.
A thank you letter should be written within two days of your interview and should highlight your discussion with the interviewer and restate your qualifications and interest. Letters should be short and concise. A mailed thank you note is the most professional. However, since many recruiters and employers travel extensively, an emailed thank you note is acceptable.