Why Send a Thank You Note?

Thanking an employer you met at a career fair, a professional that you met at a networking event, or someone who has provided professional advice, is a great way to show your appreciation of their time. Reiterate your enthusiasm/interest in the position and in the employer/organization. Remind the employer about your qualifications for the position. The note should be written within 24 hours of the conversation. Sending your thank you note via email allows for an immediate notification.

 Don’t Forget!

Remember to write down the names of each of your interviewers so you can send each of them a thank you note. If you were not able to get your interviewer’s contact information, you can use CareerShift to search for your contact’s email address. Contact an Engineering Career Coach if you need assistance

 What Happens After the Meeting/Interview

Send a thank you note to each interviewer within 24 hours of the interview. Recruiters and company representatives always appreciate an acknowledgment of their time and effort and it’s one more opportunity to reiterate your genuine appreciation and interest in the company. An email note is completely appropriate.

 Sample Thank You Note

Dear Mr.  / Ms. [Name],

It was a pleasure to meet you at the Auburn University Engineering Career Fair this week. Thank you for taking the time to speak with me about your company’s vision for [what the company is working on]. I really enjoyed learning [something you learned from the interview conversation] and am excited about the ways [developing or new] engineers can contribute to this effort.

I look forward to hearing from you about the next steps in the hiring process. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can provide additional information.

Best regards,

[Your Name]