notes, and emails
Prepared by the Office of Career Services
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Frequently Asked Questions: Thank-You Notes to Employers
When are thank you notes appropriate?
Thank you notes are never inappropriate. You should always write a thank you note after
any interview you have for a post-graduate job, fellowship, clerkship or volunteer opportunity.1
Thank you letters should be brief and sent as soon as possible after your interview.
When should I send a thank you note?
Send the note as soon as possible after the interview – waiting too long almost negates
Do I write a handwritten note, an email or a typed letter?
The form your thank you note should take really depends on your style and relationship
with the employer. Generally, thank you letters should be word processed on 8 1/2" x 11" heavy
bond paper and should follow proper business format.