A thank you letter is an excellent opportunity to re-emphasize your qualifications and interest in a position after an interview.  It is also an excellent way to maintain your networking efforts after meeting a new contact. 

Handwritten gives you extra bonus points, but when in a time sensitive situation an email message will suffice.  Plenty of time?  Consider sending both!


Thank You Letter Format


HEADING
Your Address

DATE

Employer Name/Title/Address

SALUTATION

PARAGRAPH 1
Thank the employer for the interview and express appreciation for being considered.  State the job title, the date of the interview and where it took place.

PARAGRAPH 2
Reaffirm your interest in the position and company.  Briefly summarize and highlight your skills and abilities to uniquely perform the job as described in the interview.

PARAGRAPH 3
Close with a suggestion for future action.  Indicate that you will be available for additional interviews at the employer's convenience and restate your interest in the position.

SIGNATURE
Typed.  Same font as rest of typed letter.


Example Thank You Letter


Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State Zip

Date

Employer Name
Employer Title
Company
Company Address
Company City, State  Zip 

Dear Mr./Ms./Dr. Employer Name, 

Thank you for taking the time to interview me for the ___________ position with your organization on ___________(day of week, date).  I enjoyed talking with you and learning more about the position and______________ (company). 

 I am very impressed with the high caliber of ______________ your company offers and believe I can contribute with my strong ______________ (your skills/experience/knowledge).  This background helps me understand the importance of ______________ (a skill needed to excel in the position).  Additionally, I have taken courses at Fort Lewis College, including_____________ (a course that relates to the position), which would be helpful.

I am very interested and excited in the opportunity to work as a _______________ with your organization.  Thank you again for your time and consideration.  I can be reached at (phone/e-mail) and hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

(4 Spaces for Signature)

 Your Name Typed