Interview Thank You Note Templates

You just nailed the job interview. What comes next? A strong interview thank you note.

Sending a thank you note is a great way to leave a lasting impression with a potential employer. When it comes to sending a thank you note, you have two options:
  • Delivering a short, handwritten thank you note on professional stationary the day after the interview
  • Sending an interview thank you email  the evening after the interview
In fact, sending a follow-up thank you note to the interviewer might make a difference between landing the job and ending up in the reject pile. It won’t be your salvation if the interview went poorly, but it might be a tie-breaker in a neck-and-neck decision between you and another candidate. Following up with a thank you makes a positive impression and can make a difference in your job search.

Thank You Note Templates

Regardless of whether you’re sending an email or hand delivering a written note, here are a few examples and templates of thank you notes you can use to make and impression with an interviewer. Get started with your thank you notes using the guidelines below.

    Template 1
    Hello [Interviewer’s Name],

    I want to take a second to thank you for your time [this afternoon/yesterday]. I loved talking with you about [specific topic that was discussed]. I also enjoyed learning about [Company Name] and the [Job Title] position.

    I am very eager to explore this opportunity. I see by myself successful and even excelling in this position. I look forward to learning of any updates you can share. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I can answer any questions or provide any information in the meantime.

    Thank you for the great conversation and all the insight you shared.

    Thank you,
    [Your Name]
    This is a short, casual thank you note template that would translate well to email or work in a written card. If you decide to send the note via email, consider sending it in the evening on the same day of the interview. This way the note will be waiting in the interviewer’s inbox the next morning and it is likely to be seen.

    Template 2
    Dear [Interviewer’s Name],

    I appreciate you taking time to speak with me about the [Job Title] position at [Company Name].

    I enjoyed speaking with you. I appreciated hearing all of the details you shared about [Company Name] and this opportunity. I especially enjoyed hearing about the [Something specific that interests you about the job] and I feel my [Applicable skills and abilities] would translate well to this role.

    I am confident my background, skills and education will allow me to excel at this role. I am excited about taking on this challenge.

    I look forward to hearing from you. I’d like to know more about the next steps in the process. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

    Thank you again for your time and information.

    [Your Name]
    This thank you note template brings more attention to your skills and how they will fit in with the job. Consider using this template to send an email or on a hand-delivered thank you note. You can also consider sending a handwritten thank you note via snail mail.

    Template 3
    [Interviewer’s Name],

    Thank you for meeting with me [this afternoon/yesterday]. I was excited to learn more about [Company Name] and I am eager to fit into the [Job Title] position.

    The [Job Title] role is particularly interesting to me. I would excel in this position because my [background, experience or skill that will help you succeed] and enthusiasm.

    Do you have any feedback for me? I look forward to hearing from you to discuss this opportunity further.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have questions about our discussion.

    Thanks again for your time,
    [Your Name]

Thank You Note Templates

Download all 3 of our best "thank you" templates in a free PDF. 
Regardless of the thank you note template you choose, it is important to write a thank you note after an interview. An interview thank you letter can make a strong impression with hiring managers and help you land your dream job.

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