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Interview Thank you letter

nivek114nivek114 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
How should I write a thank you letter to my interviewer and what should I include?
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Replies to: Interview Thank you letter

  • dontstopbelievindontstopbelievin Registered User Posts: 675 Member
    are you guys all writing thank you letters?
  • PABankPABank Registered User Posts: 317 Junior Member
    i didnt...
  • wg90210wg90210 Registered User Posts: 851 Member
    i do to all of my interviews.
    i feel kind of weird just leaving it hanging, but that's just me!
  • yodastreetyodastreet Registered User Posts: 428 Member
    I just make mine all short little thank-you notes. Two or three lines at most.
  • necrophiliacnecrophiliac Registered User Posts: 1,061 Senior Member
    it's protocol to write a thank you letter.

    Dear Mr/Ms/Dr. _________,

    Thank you for meeting with me today. I really enjoyed hearing about _________ and was rather impressed with ________. I hope you enjoyed my company as much as I enjoyed yours.



    how hard can it be?
  • CuteAccountantCuteAccountant Registered User Posts: 123 Junior Member
    I just sent an email expressing my thanks for his time and for providing useful advice/experiences. It was a just a paragraph.

    Basically just thank the interviewer for his time and mention a few brief points that stood out to you or was eye-opening during the interview. So it's not just a "Hi, thanks for the interview, bye," type of letter.
  • mrngoricketsmrngorickets Registered User Posts: 2 New Member

    Thanks very much for this comment. It help me to think about my ideals.

    Tks again and pls keep posting.
  • murtaza101murtaza101 Registered User Posts: 400 Member
    It's a thank-you letter, not a marriage proposal, just write that you're thankful as the interviewer took time to interview you and give you an opportunity to tell more about yourself, and telling useful advice/experiences, just wht CuteAccountant said above.
  • UVAorBustUVAorBust Registered User Posts: 2,504 Senior Member
    Always, always write a thank you letter. I really think it shows you care about the school. In all of mine I wrote about specifics the interviewer hit. If we had something in common I mentioned it. For one of my interview thank you notes, I even included a link to my favorite restaurant, as we talked about food for a while :D
  • murtaza101murtaza101 Registered User Posts: 400 Member
    Also, its always great to write thank-you letters/notes for all of your interviews. It shows that it's not just out of courtesy, but that you have a humble personality, anyone will be happy to see that the interviews they conduct are appreciated by someone. :)
  • chelsearoxchelsearox Registered User Posts: 471 Member
    I wrote one. I don't see any harm in NOT writing one.
  • pkm2232pkm2232 Registered User Posts: 340 Member
    I only did for one. For all the others, I had thanked them at the end of the interview and the way we left it made me feel a thank you letter would be gratuitous.
  • CollegeGuruCollegeGuru Registered User Posts: 186 Junior Member
    ^I didn't write one because for me it seemed superfluous. I said thank-you in person.
  • HastyCentaurHastyCentaur Registered User Posts: 114 Junior Member
    I completely agree with UVAorBust. I think a thank you note (especially a handwritten one) can go a long way. When I went to a UChicago admitted student reception, I met my interviewer and the first thing he did was thank me for the thank you letter I mailed to his office. His wife later told my parents that I was the only applicant from the EA pool that sent a handwritten thank you note. With college decisions being so random these days, the little things do matter.
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