Sending a thank-you note after a job interview can go a long way toward helping you stand out among your competitors. A recent CareerBuilder survey of hiring managers revealed that 22% are less likely to hire a candidate if they do not send a thank-you note after the, with 86% feeling that it showed a lack of follow-through. Instructions: After reviewing this sample thank-you note, submit a draft of a thank-you letter for the position you have previously identified.     [Your Name] [Street  Address] [City, ST ZIP Code] [Date] [Recipient  Name] [Title] [Company Name] [Street  Address] [City, ST ZIP Code] Dear [Recipient Name]: The first paragraph should thank the individual that interviewed you, mentioning the specific title of the position and date. It should include a leading sentence of your qualification and the paragraph should be no longer than three sentences.  The second paragraph should focus on a specific topic covered in the interview that shows you are a strong candidate for the position. In this statement, you should tie your strength back to the company’s projects or goals. The paragraph should be approximately three to five sentences.  You may choose to do a third paragraph, if you think you did not cover something that makes you a strong candidate or you felt that you didn’t answer something to the best of your ability. In this statement, you may want to reiterate a skill, knowledge or qualification that makes you a good candidate. This paragraph should be two to five sentences.  The last paragraph emphasizes your enthusiasm for the position, the best time and phone number to reach you and mention any follow-up date that you obtained during the interview. This should be two to three sentences.  Sincerely, [Your Name]

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