A follow-up note solidifies your interest and commitment to a position and will not go unnoticed by the organization. A thank you can come in the form of an email or a hand written note.
- Be sure to grab the interviewer's business card before leaving so you will have correct contact information.
- Ensure your handwriting is legible if you are sending a handwritten card. Also be sure to write your thank you on appropriate stationery.
- Always identify the date that the interview was held. Recruiters and interviewers may interview many candidates for a position and you want them to be able to identify who you are and when they saw you.
- Try to reference something specific about the interview to highlight that you were paying attention and that you are a match for the company.
Follow this guide for a writing a well planned note
Dear Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr. Last Name:
Thank the employer for meeting with you. Reference time, date and/or place, if possible. Express your enthusiasm about gaining employment in the organization.
Reiterate qualifications and continuing interest. Include any skills not mentioned in the interview. Emphasize a particular skill or accomplishment that makes you an asset. Express confidence in your ability to perform well in the organization.
Thank the interviewer again for his/her consideration. State that you look forward to further conversation and give a specific date if you plan to follow up with a phone call. Mention any enclosures that the employer has asked you to provide.