Following up after an interview is extremely important. Learn how to write an interview follow up email or interview follow up letter here.
Writing a thank-you letter after your interview is one way to demonstrate your good manners. But this isn't all a thank-you letter does for you.
See what hiring managers have to say in this 2011 CareerBuilder survey on thank-you letters.
Not everyone enjoys writing thank-you letters. In fact, some people are not sure how to write one.
Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn more about writing thank you letters:
Be sure to include the date the letter is written.
Make sure to include the hiring manager's name and title here.
Using the hiring manager's formal title (Mr., Ms., Dr., etc.) and last name is a sign of respect.
In your first paragraph, make sure to thank the hiring manager for taking the time to interview you, include the position name, and demonstrate your excitement about working with the company.
In this paragraph, you can follow up with any questions that you didn't ask during the interview. This gives you another chance to make a good impression, especially if there was something you forgot to mention during the interview.
Here, you can restate why you are the best candidate for the job and identify any specific skills that relate to the position. You should also try to remind the interviewer of something specific that was discussed during your interview.
In this section, be sure to include an appropriate closing line (such as sincerely or respectfully), and your contact information. If you print the letter, you can also add your signature.
In the final paragraph, reiterate your appreciation for the interview and let the interviewer know that you look forward to hearing about the job soon.