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Appreciation Letter after Interview

It is usually appropriate to write an appreciation letter after an interview for a job, promotion, admittance to college or other situation. The appreciation letter is, not only a way of expressing thanks, but it serves the dual purpose of putting your name in front of the interviewer again. This could even be the one thing that gives you an edge over other interviewees who did not write a thank you letter to their interviewers.

Format and Content

When thanking an interviewer, an appreciation letter after an interview format should include your name, date of the interview, the specific position for which youwere interviewing and any other identifying information. It would be a good idea to mention any part of the interview that was memorable, and thank the interviewer for making you feel comfortable and relaxed. It is also acceptable to express a hope that you may be hired or accepted.


Make sure your letter is free of any kind of errors. It may be a good idea to let someone else proofread it for you. This appreciation letter after an interview sample is from a recent college graduate who had a job interview with a large, well-respected company.

Dear Ms. Burton,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to interview me on Oct. 20, 2013 for the open position of junior analyst. You spent a great deal of time showing me around the department and explaining details about the company’s operations. Iappreciate your time immensely as I know you have a very busy schedule.

During my senior year in college, the work being done at XYZ Industries, in the area of computer generated imaging,was the focus of two of my upper level classes; therefore a chance to work for XYZ is a thrilling prospect for me. As we discussed, I interned at XYZ last summer and have a good idea of the company’s philosophy, vision and goals.

Thank you also for taking the time to answer all of my questions regarding the company’s operations. The work that is being done at XYZ Industries is amazing and on the cutting edge in the field. The expansions that are taking place and the new products and services being developed are all very exciting endeavors.

I greatly appreciate the tour of the facility and the introductions to the staff of analysts. Your system is quite impressive, and I hope to have the privilege of joining the team of analysts at XYZ Industries. I know I have a great deal to learn, but I am more than willing to put in the necessary hours to make a worthwhile contribution to the company and its many clients. Thank you again for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Jack Turner

Jack Turner