The Thank You Note

You should write a thank you note to your interviewer as soon as possible after your interview. Ideally you should send it the day of, and definitely within 24 hours. Email format is perfectly acceptable and the most common format for a thank you note, so make sure you ask your interviewer for their email address at the end of your interview.

Use your thank you note to:

  1. Thank the interviewer for their time.
  2. Share with your interviewer what you enjoyed about the conversation, and what you took away from it. If you learnt something from the interviewer - e.g. about the school or program, it’s good to include this in your thank you note.
  3. Make yourself available for any follow up questions.

Keep your thank you note brief - a few paragraphs will suffice. Don’t make it another essay for your interviewer to read!