Thank you letters are sent to thank the interviewer for meeting with you, to reaffirm your interest, and to remind the interviewer of who you are. Also, a thank you letter is used to mention something you may have omitted during the interview.

A thank you letter should be short and to the point. Consequently, there will be very few words of text on the page. The following sample should help you as you compose your thank you letter.


When should you send a thank you letter

A thank you letter should be sent:

  • After every job interview
  • After every informational interview
  • After someone has done a favor for you such as referring your resume to someone else or given you a name to call.

What a Thank You Letter Should Say

Keep your thank you letter short and to the point. Include the following elements:

  • Thank the interviewer for meeting with you.
  • Mention some things you discussed that are of particular interest to you.
  • Add something relevant that you may not have mentioned in the interview, if appropriate.
  • Reaffirm your interest in the position and the company.