Do you send “Thank you,” emails after you interview? A thank you email is not only good manners—it’s your last chance to leave a positive impression. If you are one of many applicants fighting for a position, you’ve got to do whatever you can to stand out! The added touches like submitting a cover letter and sending a thank you email will help you become memorable and separate yourself from the other applicants.  

Not only does a thank you email help you stand out, but it’s also your opportunity to get your name in front of the hiring manager again and leave a positive impression. It’s a chance to reaffirm that you are a good fit for the position. You can include something like this, “After our discussion, I am more confident than ever that this position is a great fit.” It’s also a great idea to reference specific topics that came up in the interview. This shows you were actively engaged in the discussion and expresses that you are able to add value to their team based on their expressed needs for the position. Additionally, if there’s something you may have forgotten to mention during the interview, this is your last chance to share it.

It’s usually best to send a thank you email within one business day after the interview. You want to stay fresh in the hiring manager’s mind and showcase your initiative to complete tasks promptly. A several day delay on a thank you email shows procrastination and a lack of earnestness. If you don’t already have it, make sure to ask for the interviewer’s business card before you leave the interview, so that you have their email address to send a thank you. If you forgot this step, you can often find contact information on the business’ website.

In summary, to write an effective thank you email, you must make sure to reflect a positive message, state that you appreciate the interviewer’s time and consideration, reaffirm that you are a strong candidate for the position, and always send the email in a timely manner. If you need help writing a thank you email, we’re always here to help you! Contact us at

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