You should send a thank you letter after any professional contact has been made. Whether you are writing to express your appreciation for being given a job interview or an informational interview, a thank you letter is essential in your job search.
A thank you email may be preferred to ensure your note is received quickly while hiring decisions are being made. Thank you notes should be brief and personalized. Employers tell us they not only appreciate a well-crafted and sincere thank you; they often expect one.
A good letter sets you apart from the other candidates and can influence a hiring decision in your favor.
Dear Ms. Smith:
I want to thank you for interviewing me yesterday for the Coordinator of Public Relations. I enjoyed meeting you and learning more exciting information about your organization.
My enthusiasm for the position and my interest in working for LR Communications were strengthened as a result of our meeting. I am confident that my education and experience, especially my year as editor of Mississippi College Collegiate magazine, fit nicely with the job requirements. I have also worked with Clinton Courier to put together a quarterly newsletter that goes out to the community of Clinton.
I would like to reiterate my strong interest in the position and in working with you. The Coordinator of Public Relations position is the ideal opportunity that I seek. Please feel free to call me at (925) 123-4567 if I can provide you with any additional information.
Again, thank you for the interview and consideration.