Getting an invitation for a job interview is one important step, having the interview the second. But don’t forget the third step when you are enthusiastic about the job: send an interview thank you letter. This will raise your chance to leave the competition behind, especially when you write a good letter. Read further to find guidelines, tips and a sample.
Guidelines and tips
- Express your gratitude for being invited.
- Show your enthusiasm.
- Give at least one reason why you believe that you are the person they look for.
- Keep the letter short.
- Conclude with looking forward to a reaction, and give the opportunity to answer more questions if needed.
Sample interview thank you letter
This sample interview thank you letter shows you how to formulate such a message well:
DBC Management Consultants
Mr Edward White
101 Edrit Street
ANYPLACE, TX 00000
Dear Mr White,
Thank you for taking the time to meet me on Tuesday regarding the Senior Management Assistant position. After hearing about your company and the job responsibilities of the position, I am very excited about the prospect of working at DBC Management Consultants.
My qualifications are well-matched with the position, and I have a real interest in this area of work. My experience with event planning and the organizational and communication skills I learned in this capacity are among my strongest attributes. I feel they would enable me to make a strong contribution to your company.
Again, thank you for the interview and your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to call me at 001-000-000 if you have any further questions.
As you see, this sample interview thank you letter doesn’t have to be difficult, and it won’t take much time to write it. But the chance for success will increase, as you take the opportunity to bring yourself to the attention, and you show a good interview etiquette.
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