Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"Should I Write A Thank You Note After An Interview?"

Writing a thank you letter after an interview is a must!

Plan to send out your thank you letters as soon as possible (preferably within twenty-four hours) after your interview.

Customize Your Thank You Letters

Writing a thank you note, it is best to keep your audience in mind. How about creating a “leave behind” thank you note?Some surveys suggest than hiring managers like hand written thank notes. When you're not sure what to write, review sample of thank you letters on the internet to get ideas.In addition to thanking the person you talked with, the thank you letter reinforces the fact that you want the job. Note: Even if you do not want the job, write a thank you letter respectfully withdrawing your application-- you never know what the future holds so don’t burn your bridges? Think of your thank you letters as follow-up "sales" letters. You can restate why you want the job, what your qualifications and skills are, how you might make contributions, and so on. This thank you letter is also the perfect opportunity to discuss anything of importance that the interviewer forgot to ask or that you neglected to answer as well, as you would have liked.

Please, Please, Please Don’t Forget to Proofread!

You must check spelling, grammar, typos, etc. Please have one or two people proofread your thank you letter, too. If in doubt about the correct names, spellings or titles of your interviewers, call the office to double-check. Your efforts will be worth it!

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