What should I include in my interview thank you letter?

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Once you’ve completed an interview—whether it was a phone interview or a face-to-face interview—you should email a thank you letter to those you spoke with.

Use this thank you letter as an opportunity to highlight your strongest selling points for this particular position. Also include in your thank you letter any key points you forgot to mention in the interview that you feel will help sell you.

Here are some key points to consider when developing a thank you letter:

  • Remember that the main point of sending a thank you letter is to help you stand out in the eyes of an employer, since a high percentage of your competition won’t take the time to send one.
  • Write a thank you letter to each person you met with.
  • Send your thank you letter as soon as possible—the day of or the day after the interview.
  • To ensure a timely delivery, email the thank you letter if possible. To gather the appropriate email addresses, ask for business cards at the interview.
  • Keep your thank you letter to no more than one page.
  • Start by thanking the interviewer for meeting with you.
  • Express your interest in the position.
  • Identify a few of your strongest selling points and reiterate them in the cover letter.
  • Cover any key points you forgot to mention in the interview.
  • Close by again thanking the interviewer for their time, expressing your interest in the position, and indicating you hope to hear from them soon.

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