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Say Thank You
A Thank You Note Can:
- differentiate you from the competition.
- confirm your interest in the position
- remind interviewers of your relevant skills
- clarify or further explain
- generally make a good impression
When Should You Send One?
What to Consider
- Send the note within 24 hours. An email is appropriate. If you want to follow up with a hand-written note, you may.
- Be brief. A few paragraphs at most.
- Use formal language. Avoid slang or casual phrases.
- Be customized to the interview(er). Reference something from your conversation that was particularly helpful, meaningful, or interesting.
- Indicate next steps. If the person referred you to another friend or colleague, state your plan of action for contacting that person. If you plan to apply for a position after your interaction, indicate that, too.
- Be error-free. Watch out for grammar and spelling, especially people’s names and titles.