Effective Interview Thank You Letters

Many people have asked us how to write effective interview thank you letters, so we are going to provide some interview thank you letter samples here. 

Being able to write effective interview thank you letters is an essential job-hunting skill. It is as important as being able to write a resume or fill out a job application. No matter what kind of job you are applying for, you should always write a thank you letter after an interview.

There are a few things you should note when reviewing these interview thank you letter samples.

One is that they include complete contact information, including a telephone number and email address. You don’t normally put that in a business letter, but you want potential employers to be able to contact you easily, without having to search for your resume to get that information.

Effective interview thank you letters also remind the employer of the most important points covered during the interview. Most interviewers will take notes during an interview, but this way they don’t have look for their notes; you provide them with the information they need to jog their memory.

Notice how these interview thank you letter samples are written like business letters. They look a lot like the cover letter you sent with your resume (at least, they should look a lot like the cover letter you should have sent with your resume!). Effective interview thank you letters are professional business letters; they are not handwritten thank you notes.

Interview Thank You Letter Samples

Here are a couple of examples of effective interview thank you letters.

Sample One

Michael Martin
1764 Delmont Drive
Bellville, OH 44908

Lexington City Schools
Mr. Wallace Meijer
3010 Lexington Avenue
Lexington, OH 44907

June 23, 2008

Dear Mr. Meijer:

I appreciate you taking the time to meet with me Monday to discuss the high school English teacher position. The position, as you presented it, sounds perfect for me. I would love the opportunity to teach students in a creative, innovative manner.

As we discussed in my interview, I have recently moved to Ohio from Iowa, where I taught Language Arts for several years. I would bring that experience to Lexington City Schools, as well as my creativity, my love of the English language and literature, and my enthusiasm for teaching. I believe I would be a perfect fit for the job.

Thank you for taking the time to interview me. I am very interested in the position, and look forward to hearing from you soon.


Michael Martin

Sample Two

Kelly Wallace
2545 Kingsgate Way
West Chester, OH 45069

Salvation Army
Jim Thompson
1495 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45202

June 5, 2008

Dear Mr. Thompson:

I enjoyed meeting with you regarding the social work position at the Salvation Army. The Women in Recovery Program sounds very interesting, and I would love to be a part of it. As you know, I recently graduated from the College of Mount St. Joseph with a major in Social Work and a minor in Women’s Studies, which has prepared me well for just such a position.

In addition to my education, I would bring hands-on experience to the job. As you may recall, I recently did an internship at Talbert House in a court-ordered drug and alcohol program. And in addition, I am hard-working, dedicated, a quick learner, and an excellent communicator.

I appreciate the time you took to interview me, and look forward to hearing from you soon.


Kelly Wallace

We hope these interview thank you letter samples are of help to you, and wish you the best of luck in your job search.

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