More INFLUENTIAL if you write a bad one
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This is one component of the interview progression about which I get very, very picky. I admit to micromanaging this part more than I should. A solid Thank You letter can reinforce and emphasize the high points that came up during the interview. Forgot to mention a name? Thank You letter. Forgot an accomplishment? Thank You letter. It’s not a re-do, but it can fill a gap.
Conversely, a bad Thank You letter can torpedo an outstanding interview. Misspellings, punctuation errors, wrong days and dates, wrong names - I’ve read them all. Please have someone with fresh eyes critique your Thank You letter before you hit the send button.
Components of the Thank You:
Thank them for their time. Thank them for explaining the opportunity, how clearly they explained, the detail... (something like that).
State your interest in the position and company and working with the team or for the manager.
Restate or reinforce the skills and/or personal traits you believe will help you succeed in the position. This is especially helpful if you had forgotten to mention anything.
Thank them again and let them know your strong interest in pursuing this opportunity and how you eagerly anticipate the next step.
Let them know how they can best reach you and what days and times you are available.