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Thank You Letters

After an information interview with a career contact or a job interview with an employer, it is customary to send a thank-you letter to show your gratitude for the time spent with you at the meeting. Make no mistake—this small token of consideration can often make the difference in an individual's willingness to help you or in an employer's hiring decision. Your thank-you letter should be short and to the point.

Speak with a career advisor if you have concerns about whether to send an e-mail message, a handwritten note, or a more formal letter, and how to address your letter if you spoke with more than one person.

See sample thank-you letters following information interviews and job interviews.