Best Basic Interview
Thank You Letters and Email

Sending an informal and short interview thank you letter or email after the interview is appropriate when you have developed a good rapport with the interviewer over a number of contact situations or if the whole tone of the job interview was relaxed and informal.

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You can customize this sample basic thank you letter and short interview thank you email to follow up in a professional and enthusiastic manner after your job interview.

Short and sweet thank you letter after interview


Dear Susan

Thank you for interviewing me for the Customer Service position yesterday. I enjoyed finally meeting you after all our phone calls and learning more about the position and Rose Retail Corp.

As I told you during the interview I am very excited about the possibility of joining your team. I am convinced that my previous customer service experience in a similar environment will contribute positively to your department and the company as a whole. I would love to work as a member of your team and look forward to hearing from you soon with regard to my application.

Thank you again for your time and interest. Please contact me if there is any further information I can provide.

Kind regards,

Alice Applicant
Email address and phone number

After interview thank you email example

For the sake of speed you might want to send a short email message straight after the job interview and then follow it up with a more formal thank you letter in the post.

Interview Thank You Email

Dear Jack

Thank you for the interesting job interview this morning. I enjoyed our discussion of the new sales position and you gave me a very clear picture of the direction the company is moving in. I was pleased to learn that my experience at XYZ company fits so well with the job and company requirements.

Thanks again for your time and consideration. Please let me know if I can provide you with any further information.


Joe Jackson

Phone number/e-mail address

Job interview thank you note

Dear Mrs Jones

Thank you for your time this morning. I enjoyed meeting you and visiting XYZ Company. From our discussion I have gained a detailed picture of the position and the company and I am very enthusiastic about this job opportunity.

Thank you again for the opportunity to interview with you and your company and please contact me should you need any further information.

Kind regards

Jane Smith
Contact number and e-mail address

Short and sweet interview thank you email

Examples of interview follow up

Interview Follow Up Emails

Use an informal style in your thank you letter if you are sure it is appropriate. You will be able to assess from the tone of the interview if you need to be more formal.

Use a formal thank you letter if the situation demands a more conservative and formal approach. For a more formal and fuller thank you letter.

Formal Sample Interview Thank You Letter

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