Is It Worth Sending a Letter Before a Job Interview?

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It is not necessary for job-seekers to send a letter before an interview, but there is a possibility that it may improve the chances of getting hired. Showing appreciation for being offered the opportunity to interview is best expressed by calling or writing to accept an interview offer. Also, at the conclusion of an interview, applicants should thank the employer for taking the time to meet with them.

Applicants should avoid calling an employer after an interview to check on the status of their application. Instead, they should add a personal touch to the interview process by sending a thank you letter a few days after the interview. This is a good way to show interest in a position, and it also reflects a high level of professionalism.

Thank you letters for an interview must always be addressed to the person the applicant interviewed with. It is also important for the job-seeker to specify the position he interviewed for. Letters need to discuss the reasons an applicant is interested in the position and how his qualifications make him an ideal candidate. The letter should be checked any grammatical mistakes. Above all else, applicants must avoid sending out generic thank you letters. This type of communication can actually hurt an applicant's chances of landing a job.