Technology has changed the way job interviews are conducted over the years. It’s common for a candidate to receive an invitation for a video interview or to provide links to social media pages with their personal branding. You may be asked to provide sample work or to work on speculation to show your affinity for the job. One thing that hasn’t changed is the need to send a thank you note to your interviewer to show your appreciation for their time.

You may wonder what to include in a thank you letter following an interview. For the most effective thank you notes, there are a few elements that you should always include such as the following:

  • Write an appropriate subject line
  • Personalize the greeting
  • Demonstrate appreciation
  • Recap your qualifications
  • Prompt for the next step
  • Provide contact information

Sample Thank You Note #1

Subject line: Thank you for your time and attention

Hello [First and Last Name of Interviewer],

Thank you for taking the time to meet with me this morning. It was such a great conversation, and I learned more about the [Job Title] position. I really agree that it’s important for the [department interviewing for, such as marketing] and the [another department, such as sales] teams to collaborate toward a common goal.

The [Job Title] position seems like an exciting role with opportunities to move into leadership and drive results. My [under-grad/grad-degree or certification] from [University] and more than [years experience in field, if applicable] in similar roles make me an excellent fit for this position.

I would love to discuss this opportunity further. Please don’t hesitate to contact me or reach out for a follow up discussion.


[Your full name]


Sample Thank You Note #2

Subject line: Great to meet you

Hi [First name of Interviewer],

Thanks so much for meeting with me today. Our conversation about the [Job Title] position was enlightening, and I enjoyed learning about your expectations for the role.

This job sounds exciting and I have the experience and background that you’re looking for, thanks to my [degree] in [field of study] and my previous employment experience.

Please contact me with any questions you may have. Thanks again for giving me this opportunity.

Have a great day!

[Your full name]


Sample Thank You Note #3

Subject line: Appreciation for giving me the opportunity to interview

Dear Dr./Ms./Mr./Mrs. [Interviewer last name],

I deeply appreciate your time and the opportunity to speak with you regarding the [Job Title] position this afternoon. I can’t tell you how encouraging it was to have such an insightful conversation about your company’s [metrics/goals/etc.]. Thank you for your thorough explanation about how your organization fits into the broader industry.

You shared useful details about the position and the goals of the [Department] team. This convinced me more than ever that this role is a great match for my experience and qualifications. I have earned my [degree and major, such as Master of Science in Finance] from [College or University] and have [number of years] years of experience as a [relevant job role]. So, I could begin making a valuable contribution to the department immediately.

Thank you for your consideration and kind attention. You can reach out to me anytime to discuss this role or to clarify my experience.

Best regards,

[Your full name]


Sample Thank You Note #4

Subject Line: Thank You—[Job Title] Interview

Dear Mr./Ms. [Last Name]:

It was great to speak with you today about the [Job Title] position at the [Company Name]. The job matches my skills and interests completely. The creative approach that you described matches my own workstyle and philosophy.

However, I expect to bring more than enthusiasm to this incredible opportunity. I have strong skills such as [skill 1], [skill 2] and [skill 3], and the ability to work collaboratively or independently, as required.

Thank you so much for your time today. I look forward to learning more about the role and how it can best fulfill your expectations.


[Your full name]
City, State Zip Code

[LinkedIn URL]

Sample Thank You Note #5

Subject Line: Thank you for the [Job Title] Interview

Hello [Interviewer’s Name],

I wanted to take a moment to show my appreciation for your time [yesterday/today/Friday]. I enjoyed talking to you about [specific topic you discussed] and learning all about the [Job Title] position.

This sounds like the opportunity that I have been waiting for to showcase my skill set and continue learning on the job! Please let me know if there are any updates you can share. It would mean a lot to me to have another opportunity to speak with you and other team members regarding the position.

Thank you for the hospitality and opportunity.


[Your full name]


Sample Thank You Note #6

Subject Line: Thanks for the [Job Title] position

Hello [Interviewer’s Name],

The [Job Title] role sounds like a great opportunity to expand my existing skills, and I think I could excel in this position thanks to my [experience or skill related to the job].

Please reach out with any feedback or questions that come to mind. I love to learn and grow and enjoyed our conversation very much.

If you would like to meet again to discuss my qualifications further, I would be deeply grateful, [Interviewer’s Name].

Best regards,

[Your full name]