Post-Interview Thank You Letter

Why write a thank you letter? 

In a fiercely competitive job market, attention to every detail matters. While a thank-you email may appear as a minor gesture, a thoughtfully crafted one has the power to distinguish you amidst the competition and underscore your genuine interest in the position. Here are a few ways you might benefit from a simple thank you:

  • Creates a Positive Connection:
    A thoughtful message establishes a positive connection with the interviewer(s), leaving a lasting impression, even in the midst of their busy schedules.

  • Sets You Apart:
    Taking the time to express gratitude increases your chances of standing out. It shows that you are someone who goes the extra mile.

  • Demonstrates Professionalism and People Skills: Your thank you message is an opportunity to showcase your professionalism and people skills. It illustrates your follow-up capabilities, ability to articulate key points in writing, and understanding of the importance of expressing appreciation. • Confirms Job Interest: In a competitive job market, a thank you message confirms your genuine interest and excitement about the role, assuring hiring managers that you are worth investing time in for further consideration.


When to Follow Up?

For optimal impact, it’s recommended to “send a thank-you email within 24 hours of the interview, preferably during office hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), ensuring the message reaches them while the interview is still fresh in their memory.”

The standard practice is to send a thank-you letter to everyone you have engaged with throughout the hiring process. This includes not only the initial interviewer but also those involved in subsequent rounds, even if you’ve expressed gratitude to them previously.

Thank You (Email) Template:

Sample 1:

Good afternoon, [First name], Thank you for taking the time to speak with me [today] about the [Job Title] position. It was a pleasure meeting with you and am glad to hear that [mention a highlight about the position or conversation].

This opportunity aligns with what I’m looking for in my next step. I’m available if you have any further questions and truly look forward to hearing back from you.

Thanks again,
[Your Name]

Sample 2:

Hi [First Name], Thank you for our insightful conversation [today]. I’m excited about the possibility of joining your team at [company name]. If you have any questions or want to continue our conversation, please reach out at any time.

I look forward to being in touch.

[Your Name]


TYGES Can Help

Your TYGES recruiter can share personal experience and knowledge on the best approach with post-interview thank you letters.