Thank-you Letters

Send a brief thank-you letter or email within 24 hours to your interviewers. Refer to the interview, the knowledge you gained about the position and organization and your qualifications and interest. This is not the time for an in-depth explanation of your skills or to explain any answers or mistakes you felt you made in the interview. Don't exaggerate or lie, apologize if you think you interviewed poorly or ask for feedback on your interviewing style.

Quality Control Laboratory Assistant Position

Dear Mr. Arp,

Thank you again for the time you spent with me on Friday, January 3rd to discuss the Quality Control Laboratory Assistant Position. I am very excited about this excellent opportunity. I know that my background as a Biotechnology major and my past experience as a Student Adviser in the Community Resource Center will make me an incredible asset to EGP Laboratories.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Patricia M. Raidt
pmraidt@ucdavis.edu(530) XXX-XXXX

Follow-up Letters

If you don’t hear from a company within two or three weeks of submitting your resume or interviewing with them, follow up with a phone call or email.

Management Trainee Position

Dear Ms. Jones,

I interviewed on Thursday, October 3rd for the Management Trainee position. I am following up on the status of the position. I am still very interested in the position and look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,

Kimmy Schmidt
kschmidt1@ucdavis.edu
(530) XXX-XXXX