Thank You Letters & More!

After an interview, it's important to do follow-up. It will set you apart from your competition by leaving a positive impression in the mind of the interviewer.

During your interview, ask when the employer is planning to make the hiring decision. This will help you plan your follow-up process. 

Make sure to get the interviewer's business card and /or  name, title, and contact information. This information will help you when you send your thank-you card or letter. Sending a well-written card or letter is very important. Timely correspondence keeps you fresh in the interviewer’s mind, and shows your interest in the position. Thanking the interviewer is the main point of your letter. It also allows you to reiterate why you're a good candidate and lets you add additional information about your skills that you might have forgotten to mention during the interview.

Should you email, fax, or mail? This depends on the type of company that you have applied with. It also depends on how you've been communicating with the company and the interviewer.  If you want your thank-you to arrive quickly, send an email. When sending a thank-you letter, it should be written on quality paper and free of errors, so be sure to double-check the spelling and address of your interviewer. The letter should be sent within one to two business days of the interview. 

If you haven’t heard from the interviewer after two days to a week, follow up with a phone call. Be polite; if you're going to be doing business with the employer in the future, you want to build a positive relationship.

Job Maintenance Strategies 

 

Government of Alberta Tip Sheets

Are You Job Smart? 

How to Succeed at Work 

How Does Your Attitude Measure Up?  

Job Enrichment Strategies 

5 Ways to Shine at Work 

 

Service Canada Tip Sheets

My Rights as a Worker 

My Workplace 

 

Other References 

Monster On the Job Basics 

 

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