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Is it Acceptable to Send a Follow-Up Note via Email after a Job Interview?


Sending a thank-you note or letter to an interviewer is always appropriate, and usually appreciated.  In fact, many candidates don’t bother to follow up at all after an interview, so doing so will likely set you apart from the crowd.

But what form should your follow-up note take?  While some might feel shy about taking the less formal route of an Email thank-you note, it’s actually a good idea, because an Email is immediate.  The sooner after the interview your thank-you note is sent, the better, so Email is actually the quickest – and undoubtedly the most convenient – way to handle it.

In today’s high-tech world, I would venture to guess that most employers are so accustomed to using Email on a daily basis that they won’t look less favorably on an Email than on a letter sent via regular post.

Keep your message short.  Simply say that you appreciated the interviewer’s time, say that you enjoyed discussing the opportunity, and reiterate your interest in the open position.  Then add a line or two repeating the abilities you possess that match well with the job.


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