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Interview Follow-Up

Interview follow-up

Following an interview, promptly handwrite the interviewer a letter expressing appreciation and thanks for the interview. The purpose of this letter is to:

  • show appreciation for the employer's interest in you.
  • reiterate your interest in the position and in the organization.
  • review or 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.

Is it okay to email my thank you note?

Handwritten notes are more personal and can be appropriate for brief notes to a variety of individuals you may have met during an on-site interview. Email is appropriate, particularly as a supplement to a handwritten note, when email has been your primary means of contact with the person you want to thank. It is also a good option if your contact has expressed a preference for email, or you know your contact is traveling and will not have access to mail in a timely fashion.

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