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When Should You Send a Thank You Letter After an Interview?

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When Should You Send a Thank You Letter After an Interview? Copyright Gary Woodard

Question: When Should You Send a Thank You Letter After an Interview?

Answer: When should you send a thank you note after a job interview? After you have a job interview, it's important to follow-up right away - that means within 24 hours of your interview. If time permits, send a handwritten thank you note. Surveys report that more than half of hiring managers prefer a handwritten note to an email. However, if the interviewer mentions that they will be making a decision fast, send a thank you email.

If timing isn't discussed, you could do both - send a quick email and follow up with a thank you card. Either way, be sure to ask the interviewer for a business card so you have his or email address and mailing address.

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Please Note: This sample is provided for guidance only. The provided information, including samples and examples, is not guaranteed for accuracy or legality. Letters and other correspondence should be edited to fit your personal situation.

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