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Thank You Letter and Follow-Up E-Mail

Sending a thank you letter to the interviewer within 24 hours of your interview will demonstrate to the employer that you are interested in the position that sets you apart from the other candidates.

You should send a formal letter via mail or through e-mail, if that is how you have corresponded with the organization. You should thank the person you interviewed with for taking time out of their day to meet with you and considering you for the position.

The letter should include your desire for the position, mention content from the interview that impressed you about the company or the position you applied for and your contact information.

Thank You Letter Sample

123 Main Street
Elgin, IL 60120
December 22, 2018

Ms. Jane Smith
Human Resources Director 
XZY Company 
456 State Street 
Chicago, IL 60123

Dear Ms. Smith:

Thank you very much for the opportunity to interview for the Financial Analyst position yesterday. The interview was informative and confirmed my desire to work within your excellent organization.

As we discussed, you are looking for someone that can come in and "hit the ground running." With my internship experience in the some of the largest financial institutions in Chicago, I believe that I am that person. During my internship at ABC Company I was part of a team that handled complex research and analyses at the request of the Board. This experience combined with my strong analytical orientation and belief that "the numbers tell a story" has well prepared be for a career in this industry.

I am very interested in this position and I am available for a follow-up interview at your convenience. Please feel free to contact me at 847-555-1234 or

Thank you again for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.


Fred Jobseeker