After the Interview

The actions you take following your interview can be as important as what you did to get the interview. After your interview with a potential employer, it is customary to send a follow-up, thank you letter. The letter should be prompt (within 2 business days of the interview) and its intent is to express appreciation and thanks for the interview.

The letter should do the following:

  • Show appreciation for the employer’s interest in you.
  • Reiterate your interest in the position and in the organization.
  • Remind the employer about your qualifications for the position. If you thought of something you forgot to mention in the interview, mention it in your follow up/ thank you letter
  • Demonstrate that you have good manners and know to write a thank-you letter.
  • Follow up with any information the employer may have asked you to provide after the interview.

There is some debate on the form the letter should take. Many experts believe a hard copy letter is non-negotiable. Others find a hand written note or email appropriate. I would suggest you research the organization and make a judgment call based on the position you are applying for.

Write a follow up letter to send to the person who interviewed you for the position you applied (Address the letter to your instructor.) Be sure it is grammatically correct and sends a message of professionalism

Instructor’s name: Dr, Tami Johnson

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