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Thank You Notes

Thank you letters and notes should be standard tools in your job search.

  • The thank you letter should be a standard business letter format, while the note may be a simple, handwritten note or card.
  • You may consider sending your thank-you note by e-mail.
  • Write a thank you letter or note no later than 24 hours after the interview, even if things didn't go well.
  • Be brief and to the point.
  • Note the job you interviewed for and also list the date of your interview.
  • Use the name and title of the person who interviewed you.
  • When thanking a potential employer, restate your interest in the position and the company. Offer to come to another interview or provide more information if needed.

(This information provided by IowaWORKS as a partner of Western Iowa Tech Community College.)

Thank You Note Example

Dear Richard Thomas,

Thank you for taking the time to talk with me this morning regarding your open position for ___________.

I believe the position we discussed would be a very good fit for my skills set. After our conversation I know that I would enjoy working with you and your team.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and may be reached at 555-555-5555 or at


Jackie Powers

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