There’s the hundred dollar question – should you (or shouldn’t you) send a thank you letter after an interview? The answer is yes.
When you send a timely and a well put together thank you note, it can leave the interviewer with a positive impression.
It may not make a difference on whether you get hired, but it can make a difference on who gets the follow up interview.
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However, if you aren’t a good writer or your handwriting is poor, you may be better of forgoing the thank you letter rather than influencing your application in the wrong manner.
Then again, it seems it doesn’t matter whether your thank you note is handwritten or typed so you could opt just to type your message. If your message is sloppy or poorly written you can also jeopardize your chances of getting the position.
Word of advice – Give your thank you note the same attention you gave your resume.
Let your decision be based on the type of interview and your gut feeling. In those rare occasions where you have the feeling a thank you note may be more of a hindrance than a benefit it may be best to avoid sending one.
A thank you note can be just that finishing touch that convinces the employer to choose your application over another.
Taking the same and getting ideas from it as to what you should include or what to avoid, that’s okay. But, make sure your thank you note is personalized. You might be surprised at just how many employers recognize these canned examples when they cross their desk.
Doing so will help your interviewers remember exactly who you are.
Here, you can find sample of letters.