Thank You Letter Help
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According to a recent survey, less than 20% of
applicants write a thank you note after an interview. Of the recruiters
surveyed, 94% said that a thank you letter would increase the applicant's
chances of getting the job, or at least help him/her stay in the
running, provided the applicant is otherwise qualified. Fifteen
minutes of your time and a first class postage stamp are very inexpensive
investments in your career!
Thank you letters simply thank the interviewer
for his or her time and reiterate some of the important things you
learned about the company in the interview. Add some key qualifications
that you forgot to mention in the interview, or emphasize some of
the more important things you discussed. If the interviewer shared
some information that gave you an insight into the company and its
culture, mention how much you appreciated it.
A thank you letter should be short -- three paragraphs
at the most. Don't try for the hard sell. You had your chance in
the interview. The thank you letter just reinforces what you have
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Give Your Resume an Edge!
From Designing the Perfect Resume, by Pat Criscito.
Copyright 2000. Reprinted by arrangement with Barron's
Educational Series, Inc.