Thank You Letters

A thank-you letter is sent within 24 hours of an interview, by postal mail or e-mail, to each person who interviewed you. Use the letter to emphasize your interest in the job and how you qualify for the position.

  • (First paragraph) Thank the interviewer for his/her time, express your pleasure in meeting him/her, and learning more about the job and organization.
  • (Second paragraph) Briefly re-emphasize how your skills, experience, and personal qualities make you a good candidate for the position, and how you can assist the organization if you are hired.
  • (Third paragraph) Say that you appreciate being considered, and that you look forward to hearing from him/her about the job.

Example Thank-you Letter

27 Southcross Trail
Fairhaven, CT 06513
November 1, 2010

Ms. Miriam Seymour
Human Resources Generalist
Superior Graphics
222 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013

Dear Ms. Seymour:

Thank you for taking the time to meet with me on November 1, 2010 to discuss the position of Graphics Assistant in the production department. I enjoyed meeting you, and I appreciate you giving me more information about the opening and your organization. After we talked, I am even more interested in the job, and supporting Superior Graphic's reputation for providing high quality marketing communication solutions for each of your clients. 

As we discussed, I believe my knowledge, abilities and previous work experience in computer publishing, digital image manipulation and web production meet and exceed the requirements for the position. My creativity and attention to detail, along with a proven ability to follow given technical specifications and meet deadlines, would be a perfect match for your work environment. With my passion for different media, I would be eager to take on projects myself, or contribute to a team, to deliver the current and effective electronic and print products your clients demand. 

I appreciate you considering me and look forward to hearing from you about your hiring decision. 

Sincerely,

Beverly Carter