Dear Mrs. McVeigh,
I have just graduated from college, and have been interviewing for jobs. I know that you need to write a thank you note after interviews, but should it be typed or hand written? Also, what should I say?
Always send a hand written thank you note after a job interview. If more than one person interviewed you, write and send a separate note to each person. Here are some points to remember:
• Hand write note on stationary.
• Write clearly and legibly.
• Mail or hand deliver note the next day.
• Thank the interviewer for his time.
• The body of the letter should not repeat one word too much times (such as opportunities).
• Get to the point.
• Check all spelling and grammar.
• Do not only thank the person for his time, but subtly sell yourself in the letter.
Here is an example of a business thank you note:
Dear Mr. Smith,
Thank you very much for meeting with me about the Associate Director position at Oaklawn Bank. I enjoyed talking to you about the opportunities the bank has for recent graduates, and how your employees have the chance to grow with the company. It is the kind of company I can contribute a lot to.
I feel like I would be an asset to Oaklawn Bank, and would look forward to working for you. Please feel free to call me at 214-555-1234 for any other questions that you may have. I look forward to hearing from you.