How to Write the Perfect Thank-You Letter

By Alice Feathers, M.A. TESOL, Professional Editor and Writer

You should always send a "thank you" letter or note as a follow-up to your interview because it is an integral part of the employment process and because the power of saying "thank you" cannot be overstated. A "thank you" letter sends a message that you are both considerate and professional, thereby hopefully reinforcing the positive impression you left upon the reader's mind. This article was designed to help you to write a "thank you" letter to a potential employer, but you may adapt this format for other "thank you" letter uses as well.

Here is a basic layout format for a formal "thank you" letter:

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