Writing a thank-you note to your interviewers shows that you are gracious, humble and thoughtful — all important qualities for potential new hires to possess. That’s why you should write a thank-you letter after every interview within 24 hours. You don’t want to risk
having recruiters or hiring managers think that you’re cocky, ungrateful or absentminded.
In general, it’s a good idea to share a thank-you note with everybody you interviewed with individually, from recruiter to hiring manager to potential colleague. If you had a panel interview, you might want to save your time by sending one email to the main interviewer with everybody else CC’d.
Email vs. Handwritten Handwritten letters have a certain charm, but in most cases, a thank-you email is the best choice. Why? For one, an emailed thank-you can arrive instantaneously, while a postmarked note can take days to arrive. For another, handwritten
letters might feel like a bit much. So when in doubt, send an email.
Length Don’t feel pressured to send a five-paragraph essay — thank-yous should be short and sweet. Make your thank-you letter long enough to cover everything you need to say, but short enough that it only ends up being a few sentences long.
Voice & Tone When it comes to writing thank-you letters, professionalism is the name of the game. Avoid slang, typos, excessive exclamation points, emojis, etc. But you don’t need to sound so formal that you come off as stiff. Opt
for clear, concise language, not the longest word you can find in the thesaurus.