The Art of Saying Thank you
Written by: Karen Lai, Employment Connector
We all appreciate hearing the words, “thank you” or “much appreciated “ when we do good things for others, and it is no different than after an interview or meeting an employer.
You will be highlighted when you take the time to write a thank you letter to an employer- it doesn’t have to be something big or long, but it is that extra step you take to show that you are interested in the position.
A thank you note is also another way you can demonstrate your skills and confirm that you are the candidate for the position. You can add in another quality within your letter, in case you forgot to mention this in your interview. A thank you letter can be emailed to the employer.
A sample thank you letter could read as follows:
Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:
I sincerely enjoyed meeting with you yesterday and learning more about the ___________ (position) at the ________________ (employer)
Our conversation confirmed my interest in becoming part of the organization/ company. I was particularly pleased at learning further about this position and at the thought of contributing my own skills to the different duties.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to have further dialogue with you. Please feel free to contact me if I can provide you with any further information.
I look forward to hear from you,
The simple act of a thank you letter goes a long way – employers remember this! It will demonstrate to employers that you actually care and are thoughtful towards other people. It often gets underestimated, so when employers receive a thank you note, it will be a big deal and it will be a good first impression!