Thank You Letters

A Letter of Appreciation

Sample Thank You Letter

You should send a letter within 24-48 hours after an interview. Thank you letters can be handwritten or e-mailed. Handwritten letters are more formal. It shows the employer that you made the effort and took the extra time to write a letter.

Emailing a letter is appropriate when you want the employer to receive it quickly. For example, you may want to send an email if the employer plans to have a final decision made within 24 hours. Emailing a letter may also be appropriate if an employer spends a great deal of time out of the office.

The purpose of the letter is to:

  • Show your appreciation for the employer interviewing you
  • Remind the employer of your qualifications and any key points from your interview
  • Express your interest in the position and in the organization
  • Follow-up with any additional information requested by the employer