Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thank your friends, family AND employers!

By Lindsey Cerimele, Intern

Thank your friends, family AND employers!

 It's that time of year again where being thankful is at the forefront of everyone's mind. When sending out those thank you notes to your grandparents or third cousins you see once a year, don't forget to include potential employers! The Career and Graduate Fair has not only lead to many interviews, but also a variety, including dinners, socials, and professional outings. The interviewing process can be nerve-racking but once you've completed an interview it can be the most relieving feeling in the world. Just when you think it's over, it's not. Picture this scenario: You're sitting on the couch at home binge watching Netflix because the semester is over, your interview went great, and there's a chance you may be interning with the company of your dreams. All of sudden you remember that you never sent a follow up thank you note. You start to panic and plan on contacting the Career Services Center as soon as possible ask for help but it's already closed for break (full list of CSC holiday hours is now available online!). Not to worry because this easy to follow checklist will ensure that you send a thank you note that will set you above the rest.

1.) Time period: Within two days of the interview
2.) Format: E-mail or handwritten
3.) Contacting multiple interviewers: Send individualized thank you notes to each person that interviewed you
4.) Professionalism: Write thank you notes even if you are not interested in the position anymore in case you seek employment from this company in the future

For instructions on how to properly format a thank you letter be sure to check out the Interviewing Guide found on the AU Portal. By following these guidelines you will be sure to have a professional and enthusiastic thank you letter that clearly conveys your interest in the company! It's that easy!

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