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Apr 27

You’ve sent your resume; you’ve had your interview. Don’t just sit and wait. Take one more step to ensure you make a great impression on a potential employer. A short, succinct thank-you letter could be the deciding factor in whether or not you get the job.

A thank-you letter will show your appreciation, demonstrate your continued interest in the position, help establish rapport and underscore your competitive edge. Keep it short – just a few small paragraphs.

Begin by thanking the interviewer for his or her time in a personable way. For instance, you might say the following:

“I appreciate your taking the time to meet with me on April 24, and enjoyed our discussion about the Project Coordinator position and your long-range goals for the project team.”

Next, sell your skills one more time. Using what you learned in the interview, relate your qualifications to the position’s requirements in bullet points. Use high-impact words and keep each bullet brief.

Finally, explain that you are happy to provide additional references or meet again for another interview if necessary. Send your letter immediately after your interview, to ensure that the interviewer receives it within the next couple of days, while your name and face are still fresh in his or her memory.

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