Job Follow-Up Letters
Thank-you letters are critical to your job search success, but (the hopefully few and far between) job interviews are not the only occasions to send thank you notes for interviews.
If you want the work/life opportunity, then show that you value it.
If you’ve ever experienced helping or doing something for someone, and not receiving a thank-you, you understand how neglecting this courtesy would affect a job seeker’s reputation in the eyes of a potential employer.
How you act, is and reflects, your character and who you are.
When to write thank you notes for interviews:
Set yourself apart from the others by being the one candidate to make a refreshingly respectful impression. A thank-you letter should be written after:
• An interview
• A contact is helpful to
you in a telephone conversation or e-mail;
• Someone provides / sends
information to you at your request;
• A contact was particularly
helpful to you at a career fair;
• You visit a contact at their
work site; and
• Any other contact for which
you want to express thanks and develop a good relationship.
Hard copy, handwritten or e-mail:
Thank-you letters may be hard-copy typed, handwritten or e-mailed.
• Hard copy are most formal and are always appropriate after an interview.
• Handwritten are more personal, and can be appropriate for brief notes to a variety of individuals you may have met during on on-site interview or who may have helped
you in other ways.
• E-mail is appropriate when that has been your means
of contact with the person you want to thank, or if your contact has
expressed a preference for e-mail, or if you want to send a quick
thank-you to be followed up by hard copy.
Thank You Notes for Interviews Samples
Follow-up to telephone call
|24 Sussex Drive
Vancouver, BC V6A 3C9
February 8, 2009
Ms. Frida Coelho
Dear Ms. Coelho:
Thank you for talking with me on Wednesday in response to
On your advice, I have updated my resume, emphasizing my
Thank you for inviting me to visit your office. I will be
Again, thank you so much for your help and advice. I look
letter to information-seeking meeting
23 Redriver Ave.
May 5, 2003
Mr. Jack J. Johnson
Dear Mr. Johnson:
Thank you so much for taking time from your busy schedule
I appreciate your reviewing my portfolio and encouraging my
Based on what I learned from my visit to your firm and other
As you saw from
During the next few weeks I will stay in contact with you
Follow-up to personal contact
|41 Steveston Road
Bluevale, OH 27490
December 10, 2008
Mr. Billy Talent
Dear Mr. Talent:
Thank you so much for your time and advice during my impromptu visit
After February, I will be in contact with you again to explore
Thank you again for all your help, and I look forward to