After an interview, it is important to follow up by mailing a thank you letter or card within 24-48 hours. This small but thoughtful gesture will help you stand out and convey your commitment and continued interest in the position. If you know that the company is looking to hire quickly, you may consider sending an interview follow up thank you letter by email. Here are two of my own personal samples for you to use as a reference to help you get started.
Dear Mr. Klein,
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for speaking to me about the occupational therapy position at St. Jude on Friday. I felt a wonderful rapport with you and came away from the meeting with a strong sense that my passion, qualifications and experience closely align with the mission and strategic goals of St. Jude. After reflecting on our discussion, I also confirmed that St. Jude is seeking a strong team player, who demonstrates self-initiative, flexibility and resourcefulness. I feel I have a good understanding of the requirements of this position and am even more confident than before of my ability to make a real contribution to your team.
The time and consideration you have given me are very much appreciated and I am enthusiastic about the possibility of joining your team and being a part of your organization’s growth and success. If I can send you any additional information or if you have a question concerning something we discussed, please do not hesitate to contact me at (555) 555-5555 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.
Miri Lee, OTD, OTR/L
Dear Mr. Jones,
I wanted to follow up and thank you for speaking to me about the occupational therapy position at St. Jude. After meeting with you and Ms. Jane yesterday, I spent some time learning more about your department and facilities and would like to share that I continue to become more impressed with your organization each day.
I remain optimistic about the prospect of working alongside your team members and hope you will allow me the opportunity to apply my skills and positive attitude to exceptional performance for St. Jude. Please feel free to contact me at (555) 555-5555 or by email at email@example.com if you have any questions or would like additional information. I look forward to hearing from you.
Miri Lee, OTD, OTR/L
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