An important and often forgotten aspect of gracefully finishing an interview, the “thank you” note is addressed to one of the interviewers. Within 24 hours write the interviewer a letter expressing appreciation and thanks for the interview. Submission can be paper or electronic.
The Thank You note should have the following parts:
-Show appreciation for the employer’s interest in you
-Specific experience from the interview
-If you thought of something you forgot to mention in the interview, mention it in your thank-you letter
Ideally, you want to get it in their hands by the end of the day of the interview or first thing the following morning because the quicker your letter arrives, the greater the likelihood of affecting a positive impact.
Only few take the time to write a thank you letter, but the simple gestures of a phone call and thank you letter can make a big difference in separating you from your competition.