Writing a Thank-You Letter
A thank-you letter should be more than a polite thank-you. Besides expressing interest in a position, thank-you letters can reinforce, correct a first impression or build on the relationship you've already established with the interviewer. Your thank-you letter should be emailed, faxed or dropped off within 24 hours of your interview. The letter should be in a professional, business format. Below is a four-part structure to get more mileage from your message:
1. Tell the interviewer how much you enjoyed meeting him or her.
2. Express your enthusiasm for the company and position.
3. Reiterate a specific selling point that was discussed in the interview.
4. Establish your next point of contact.
Remember it is very important to sound genuine and sincere, that requires a personal touch.
January 1, 2010
City, State Zip
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to meet with me. I am very excited at the prospect of joining ____________ as one of your results oriented Java Developers.
I believe we have a good fit based upon my background and the job description. My java experience, skill set, education and high energy level will assure success. Especially when partnered with ____________ strong market presence, continued success and steady growth through product diversification.
I look forward to talking with you again in the next few days. If any additional information will be helpful regarding my candidacy, please do not hesitate to call me.
Again, many thanks for the opportunity.