Man sits in a nice cafeteria, and writes a simple thank you note which he plans to send to the HR manager who led an interview with him a day ago. We can see a cup of coffee and tablet on the table.Show the employer that you appreciate the time they spent with you. Show them that you still want the job, after everything that has been said and done in the interviews. Recognize them for the good interview they led with you (or for a bad one :)).

A simple yet effective thank you letter will help you with all of that.

Actually, a letter is not only a formality, something you should send because it is polite to do so. It is a secret ace in your sleeve, something that can help you to make one final push and get the job.

We wrote two sample letters, to make it easier for you to craft one. Read the information in the brackets to understand why we included (or not included) something on the letter.


Samples of thank you letters

Dear Mr. Koviko, (Always address the person who led the interview with you. Do not send a letter the the HR department, HR manager, etc.)
I would like to thank you for the chance to interview for a marketing manager job in your company. (Mention the position, we are busy and lead many interviews weekly, and we do not always remember every job candidate and position they interviewed for.)

It was a great experience for me. I have learned a lot in this interview with you, and now I really believe that this is the best possible job for me.

I wish you good luck and hope that you will make a good decision. (You are telling them to choose you, you just do it in a polite and indirect way.)

Best Regards
Martin Smith
123456789 (Include your phone number. Make it easy for them to contact you–they can do it immediately after reading your letter.)

Second sample letter

The second letter is a bit different. It is more informal, and you should use it especially if your interview went well, if you managed to create a good connection with the interviewer.


Dear Mr. Stark,
It was a pleasure to meet you in an interview. You, as well as other people I met in the company, made a great impression on me.
You led the interview in a professional manner, and I am sure you will choose the best candidate for the job.
After talking to you in the interview, I am as motivated as ever to get this job of a marketing manager. I hope you will consider my application, and let me know your decision soon.

I wish you and your company great success.

Best Regards,
Martin Wieser


A Japaneese businessman is looking happy, as he received a great thank you note from the candidate he wanted to hire for the job.It is easy to send a thank you letter, and you can find many good samples online (or you can use your creativity and craft one letter).

Sending a letter, you can not lose anything (unless you make ten grammar mistakes in the letter). It can only help you to strengthen the connection with the interviewers, and to get a job at the end.

And if it doesn’t pan out, if your letter brings no answer, at least you will know that you tried your best, and didn’t neglect any option….

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