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There is nothing worse than waiting for an answer after the interview is over. After waiting for a reasonable time (about 10 days) - if you want the job - it is a good idea to send a follow-up letter. This will tell the interviewers that you are keen on the job and bring your name to the forefront of their thoughts. What should go into this letter?

A brief thank you for the interview and how much you enjoyed meeting the interviewers…..Keep it short! Lengthy, flowery notes will not endear you to the employer and may be perceived as an attempt to suck up to the person who receives it.

Detail the relevant knowledge or experience for the position that was not covered or expanded upon in the interview or on your resume. You could make a statement on why you feel you are the appropriate person for the job and how you can benefit the company. Confirm your serious interest in and qualifications for the position.

Mention people who were especially helpful during your interview.

Reaffirm your excitement about this opportunity.

You could end the letter by stating that you will contact the interviewer again.

You may think sending a thank-you note is a waste of time but employers generally like them. And a well-written note may enhance your candidacy.

The letter should be addressed to the person who is likely to make the decision, the senior person in the panel of interviewers or the person likely to be your boss. Ask for business cards during the interview and/or note the spelling of their names and correct titles! You cannot afford to get this wrong. You must also ensure that the name of the organisation/company is spelt correctly.

Other pointers are…

You should use good stationery or notepaper. You should wordprocess / type the letter. I would recommend handwritten letters only if your handwriting is neat and legible.

You should maintain a professional tone. No matter how friendly a relationship you feel you have developed with the person to w'hom you are writing, do not include matters irrelevant to the job. The note will probably become part of your personnel file and be read by others.

The note must be organised and the thoughts and ideas should flow.

You must remember that a well-written and well-presented thank-you note is a courtesy that can set you apart from other candidates and enhance your image with the organisation.

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