Thank you notes are always appropriate, and we recommend sending them to everyone you interview with. They show that you are a professional and appreciate an interviewer's time. A thank you note also provides the perfect opportunity to reiterate your desire to work for that particular company.
Sample Thank You Note
Director, Human Resources
Innovative Engineer Concepts
1057 Ocean View Dr.
Santa Clara, CA 91676
Dear Mr. Frost,
Thank you for the opportunity to interview for the Process Engineer position. I enjoyed meeting with you to learn more about the opportunity and how I can best help your company.
Your interview convinced me of how compatible my background, interests, and skills are with the goals of Innovative Engineer Concepts. As we discussed, my undergraduate education and background as a Chief Engineer have prepared me to handle the challenges of the Product Process Engineer position. I am confident my work for you will bring tremendous results.
I am very excited at the prospect of becoming a member of your team. I realize your time is valuable, and I want to thank you again for taking time out to meet with me.
I look forward to our next meeting.
Here at Orion we have seen well-written thank-you letters turn 'potentials' into 'hires', so make sure that you always take the time after an interview to write one.
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