Here is a suggested structure for a basic post-interview thank-you letter. Use it as a guideline, but be sure to vary the wording to produce your own, original letter.
Place your letter on the same “letterhead” as you use for your resume and cover letter to create a consistent, branded look.
specific name of recipient
name of company or organization
Dear [specific named individual]:
I would like to thank you for talking with me on [date] about the [name of position] position at [name of organization]. I truly appreciate the time and care you took in acquainting me with the [firm or organization] and learning more about my qualifications.
I was delighted to realize that my educational background and my previous experience provide me with excellent qualifications for this position. I am eager to bring my skills to the job, and I am convinced that the strengths I’ve cultivated make me the best candidate. My [description of qualification] has affirmed for me how much I would like working for a company such as [name of organization] with its [characteristics of organization]. I would value the opportunity to bring my skills to such a [descriptor] organization.
I am excited about the possibility of joining the [name of organization] because I have always wanted to work for a dynamic [company or organization] that offers an opportunity to contribute and grow. From what I have observed, [name of organization] provides [characteristics of organization]. With my [description of qualification], I will be able to “hit the ground running” in this position with your [firm or organization].
I also affirmed through our interview that my [description of qualification(s)] would contribute significantly to my success in the position. I expect to apply my considerable skills and positive attitude to exceptional performance for [name of company or organization]. My former supervisors will attest that I am a dependable, motivated self-starter with [description of qualification].
I am very much looking forward to the possibility of working with you. Please feel free to contact me if you need more information about my qualifications. Thank you again for the enjoyable meeting.
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