Finding a Summer Job - Step 8: Send a Polite Thank You Note

Step 8: Send a Polite Thank You Note

A thank you letter or e-mail lets the interviewer know you appreciated them taking the time to meet with you. It also gives you an opportunity to remind them of points you made (or add the ones you forgot to make) during your interview. As well it reinforces your written communication skills.

Here are some important things to remember when preparing your thank you letter:

• Thank the person for the opportunity to interview with the company.

• Recap some of the conversational highlights.

• Plug your skills. Use the last paragraph as a chance to state, "I believe I would be an asset to your company because of XYZ."

Interviewers in most cases have met with a number of other job applicants. A thank you e-mail is your final chance to stand apart from others who are seeking the same position. It is always a good idea to send a thank you note within two business days of your interview. A lot of people don’t bother with this step so who knows – this could just land you the job!

Find us on LinkedIn
Find us on Facebook
Follow Us