Below is a sample thank you letter for after the interview from someone I have been working with.
A while back one of my customers, asked me a question on what would be the best way to write a job interview thank you letter. She just had her interview and wanted to send a follow-up thank you letter right after her interview.
She said she interviewed for a state job with the dept. of social services, foster care division. She wrote this letter ahead of time so she could send it after she got home from her interview.
She asked me if I would take a look at her letter and let her know what I thought.
You can see my response to her sample thank you letter below:
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Okay, so I took a look at her thank you letter and let this be a perfect example of what you should NOT do. She capitalized the first letter of every word in her letter because she thought it made for easier reading. Big mistake. All she is doing is demonstrating is lack of business writing skills.
So anyway, I reworked her letter and sent it back to her. You can see a sample of the thank you letter I sent her. This one is basically the same, except the names are changed.
Here is a Sample thank you letter anyone can use for after an interview
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May 11, 2010
1234 Main Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44311
Johnson & Johnson
333 Chester Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44111
Dear Mr. Johnson,
Thank you for the opportunity to interview for the position of Programmer Analyst.
I’m very interested in the position and excited about the prospect of working in the Software Development Division at Johnson & Johnson.
I feel that I would be a valuable asset to your organization, and an excellent candidate to fill this position.
In addition to my programming background and experience, I will bring a very strong work ethic along with great organizational skills to this position. I pay close attention to detail and am dedicated to my work. I have excellent communication skills and can work with many different types of people of varying personalities and skill levels. I am motivated, disciplined, and focused and I’m determined to get my job done well and on-time.
I also have a passion for helping others and making a difference.
I appreciate the opportunity to speak with you and look forward to hearing from you soon.
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This is a great example of a simple thank you letter that you can use for after your interview. Anyone can use this sample thank you letter after an interview.
Good sample thank you letters don’t have to very long or complicated. Anyone could easily use this sample as a template by simply substituting a few words and you instantly have a perfect and well thank you letter that will do the job for any profession.
I think it’s important to keep any after the interview thank you letter or follow-up letter very short and to the point to increase the probability of it ever being read.
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