A Sample Interview Thank You Letter
By: ©Heather Eagar
A sample thank you letter that you use after an interview, as a
guideline or template, will save you a lot of time when preparing this type
of correspondence. Since you'll prepare it before the job interview when
you are not nervous and have a clear head, the letter will really increase
your chances of making or reinforcing a good impression.
Try using this for your own uses.
I enjoyed the chance to visit with you in your office today concerning
career opportunities with ABC Company. After discussing the future of the
company I am convinced that I can make a positive contribution, and believe
our association could be mutually beneficial.
I was especially impressed with the information you provided concerning
expansion into other markets and a need for an invigorated marketing
effort. With my background in advertising and insurance sales and
experience as a carnival promoter, I believe I have a lot to offer.
ABC Company has an outstanding reputation in the field and is the type of
organization I wish to associate myself with. I pride myself on being an
outstanding salesman and promotional specialist, and look forward to a
chance to make a positive contribution during this period of growth.
If I can provide any more information that would be of assistance to you,
please don't hesitate to call me at the phone number listed above, or email
me if that is more convenient. I look forward to hearing from you in the
Again, thank you for your time.
John J. Doe.
Using this sample letter will save you time and lead to more second
interviews and more job offers. However, if your field is not sales or
marketing it may not be perfectly suited to your needs. It should be easy
to analyze the thank you letter and see which sentences and paragraphs can
be changed to make it fit your needs and your profession. With modern word
processing software you can customize one version, and then copy the file
and make another letter geared towards a different type of job
completely. For instance, if there are three or four types of jobs you
would consider then creating a thank you letter for each is probably a good
idea. The same of course is true with your cover letter and resume.
Different versions for different types of jobs, emphasizing different
aspects of your skills and experience will make you more versatile. If,
however, you are determined to pursue only one type of job, then you
obviously need only one sample letter, one type of cover letter and one
type of resume. This is a personal choice and you are the only person who
knows exactly what job would be best suited for you and if there is more
than one type you'd consider.
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