WRITING A THANK YOU LETTER THAT SELLS
you letters serve many purposes: They reinforce your
interest in a specific position, correct a first
impression and build on the relationship youve
already established with the interviewer. Your thank
you letter should be emailed, faxed, mailed or dropped
off within 24 hours of your interview. The letter
should be in a professional business format. Below is
a four-part structure to help you get more mileage
from your message:
Tell the interviewer how much you enjoyed meeting
him or her.
Express your enthusiasm for the company and
Reiterate a specific selling point that was
discussed in the interview.
Establish your next point of contact.
Remember, it is very important to sound genuine and
sincere, and that requires a personal touch. Below is
a sample thank you letter:
January 1, 2004
Director of Human Resources
you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to
meet with me today. It was a pleasure meeting you
and hearing about the future growth and expansion
plans for XYZ Restaurants. I am very excited at the
prospect of joining you as one of your
believe my strong management background, local
marketing ability, motivational and leadership
skills, as well as my success in cost control, will
lead to a long and successful career with XYZ
forward to talking with you in the next few days. If
any additional information will be helpful regarding
my candidacy, please do not hesitate to call me.
thank you for the opportunity.