Letter Thanking For Interview After Not Getting The Job, Can You Help?


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Samantha Mitchell Profile
If you have Microsoft Word, or a similar word processor, there may be a letter template you can use. If you cannot find a suitable template, a simple google search for letter templates will produce many sources where you can locate a letter template.

  • Format
The template will provide you with the formatting of the letter which can be more important than the actual content as if the letter does not look correct, it may not even get read. Make certain your name and address are on the letter in the appropriate spot, along with the information of the person you are sending it to. Make sure to include the name of the person who did the interview.

  • Content
Something along the lines of "Thank you Mr. Or Mrs. ____ for offering me a chance to interview. I appreciate the time and consideration you took with regards to my application and the interview." Keep the letter short and relevant, there is no need to waffle.

If you want to include the details of the interview such as the time and date that it occurred to refresh their memory you are more than welcome to do so. You can also state if you learned anything from the interview such as stating you understand why you may not have been the best candidate based on the interview and that they have helped you gain interview experience. You can even ask for suggestions in how to make your interview better for the next time you are given an opportunity.

The request does not really expect an answer, but it shows the interviewer that you were serious about the job that you wish to learn from it, and that you hope they can keep you in mind should a position better suited to you comes along. Keep it short and to the point.
Will Martin Profile
Will Martin answered
There are a few examples of these online - here is one that looks sensible, straightforward and easily adaptable to your situation. Good luck with the next interview.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You should for SURE do the thank you letter AFTER even not getting the job. Person chosen might have changed their mind, not work out etc... Besides other jobs may open at the company.
Amy Edwards Profile
Amy Edwards answered

In the letter I'd definitely thank them for the opportunity and their time and mention that you're still really interested in working for the company and would they bear you in mind for any future positions - this will show you're not bitter and show off your professional side.

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