Friday, July 11, 2008

Interview Thank You Letter

So, it's customary to write a thank you letter following an interview. The point is to show your continued interest and it also gives you on opportunity to remind the prospective employer of your skills. Every time I have to write something official-ish, I get all anxiety-filled and it takes me FOREVER. This letter took me like 45 mins to write, but I'm so impressed with the finished product that I'm posting it. If you ever need a thank you letter, feel free to use mine as an example!:

75 N 5th W APT 2
Rexburg, Idaho 83340

Valley Wide Cooperative
P.O. Box 365
Rupert, Idaho 83350
July 10, 2008

Dear Penay:

Firstly, I apologize for not knowing your last name. I tried to learn your last name by calling the company phone number and listening to the list of extensions, but even that revealed only your first name. I have also likely misspelled your first name, and for that I likewise apologize.

I want to thank you for taking the time to interview me yesterday for the position of accounting clerk for Valley Wide Cooperative. You and Christy both exuded warmth, and I know we could all have an excellent working relationship (including both Daves).

As I further studied the job description for the position, I grew even more confident that I could give to the Company exactly what it seeks, including dependability, security and integrity. I realize that my lack of experience in accounting itself may appear discouraging, but with my ability to quickly adapt to new situations coupled with my desire and determination to learn, I know this is a stumbling block I could expediently conquer.

As I mentioned when we met, I would like to use my successful office experience in the capacity of accounting clerk to enrich the relationships that Valley Wide shares with so many people and groups, as well as fulfill my own occupational goals. From what I've learned of Valley Wide and the accounting clerk job, I'm positive I would be proud to be part of such a team while performing duties I would be confident in performing exceptionally well.

I am convinced I would fit in snugly with the already-established professionalism and productivity that Valley Wide clearly exhibits, while adding to it a fresh, creative perspective and a new and genuine smile.

Penay, I thank you again for considering me for this position. I eagerly look forward to the possibility of working with you.


Stephanie J Montano

That's me. Stephanie. Dude I hope I get that job.


Melanie said...

Really, you're supposed to do that? Write a letter and say thanks and then spend paragraphs bragging? It is well written though. Let me know if you get a reply.

Anonymous said...

Very well written Stephanie. I don't know why they would consider hiring anyone else after that letter.