How To Write a Thank You Letter
You should always send a "thank you" letter or note as a follow-up to your interview because it is an integral part of the employment process and because the power of saying "thank you" cannot be overstated. A "thank you" letter sends a message that you are both considerate and professional, thereby hopefully reinforcing the positive impression you left upon the reader's mind. This article was designed to help you to write a "thank you" letter to a potential employer, but you may adapt this format for other "thank you" letter uses as well.
Here is a basic layout format for a formal "thank you" letter:
A Few Helpful Tips
- Timely: Send your "thank you" letter within two days of the interview.
- Hand-written: Hand written "thank you" letters are best but, depending on your personality and penmanship, a typed letter can also be appropriate.
- Appearance: Although personal in tone, your "thank you" letter should be business-like in appearance. Use a standard business format. Put a colon after the reader's name. Single space each paragraph. Make a single return between each paragraph.
- Each person: If multiple people interviewed you, thank each person individually. Don't try to thank a group of people with one letter.
- Proofread: Edit your "thank you" letter carefully. Ask someone you trust to check it over and give you constructive feedback. Look for misspelled, repeated, or misused words and phrases.
This article is written by Alice Feathers, M.A. TESOL, Professional Editor and Writer.
The article source is How to Write the Perfect "Thank You" Letter.