1. Send it promptly.
The best thank-you letters are those that are sent within 24 hours of the interview. If you wait too long, you may seem ungrateful or uninterested.
2. Keep it professional.
Your thank-you letter should be a formal business letter, written in a professional tone. Avoid using slang or overly familiar phrases.
3. Address the letter to the right person.
If you’re not sure who interviewed you, call the company and ask for the name and title of the person.
4. Mention specific details from the interview.
In your letter, reference specific things that were discussed during the interview. This will show that you were paying attention and that you’re interested in the position.
5. Express your excitement.
Let the employer know that you’re excited about the opportunity to work for the company.
6. Reinforce your qualifications.
Use the thank-you letter as an opportunity to reinforce the qualifications that make you the best candidate for the job.
7. Ask any unanswered questions.
If there were any questions that you didn’t have a chance to answer during the interview, you can mention them in your thank-you letter.
8. Offer additional information.
If you have any additional information that you think would be helpful, you can include it in your thank-you letter.
9. Edit and proofread.
Before sending your letter, make sure you edit and proofread it. There should be no grammar or spelling errors.
10. Send it by email.
Email is the best way to send your thank-you letter. If you send it by snail mail, there’s a chance it won’t arrive on time.