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Video:How to Say Thank You for a Job Interview

with Milo De Prieto

Sending a "Thank You" note after a job interview should be done in a timely and professional manner. Watch this how-to video from About.com to learn how to say "Thank You" for a job interview and get one step closer to landing the job.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Say Thank You for a Job Interview

Hello I’m Milo for About.com and today we’re talking about some etiquette and ideas for saying thank you after a job interview.These tips can be found in greater depth on our guide site.

Who to Thank for the Job Interview

It's imperative to say thank you after any job interview, not only to those who interviewed you but to anyone who helped you on your way. Here are some tips on who you should thank and the best way to thank them.

Send the "Thank You" Note Soon After the Interview

Plan to send out your thank you letters as soon as possible, preferably within twenty-fours hours after your interview. You can use email, but a hand written or typed note can add an extra level of class and attention to detail.

In addition to thanking your interviewers, thank everyone else who assisted with your job search, including references, people who referred you to a job opening, and any other employment contacts whose help you have appreciated and who you want to develop and maintain a good relationship with. If you are not sure, err on the side of caution and send a note anyway.

Include Something You Missed in the Interview

Not only is this an opportunity to stand out from the crowd, drawing attention to your professionalism and class, it is an opportunity to cover something you forgot to say that is salient to the prospect, or gently underline or remind the interviewer of a point you made.

Keep the "Thank You" Note Simple

Keep the thank you letters short and to the point. Use the letter to sell yourself and your enthusiasm. And by all means, spell check and proof the letter.Check out you guide’s site for some samples of thank you letters.

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