Thank You Letters
Thank you letters are an essential part of networking, interviewing, and your overall career strategy. They demonstrate professionalism, are common courtesy, and serve as another tool in building your personal brand.
You should send a thank you letter whenever someone has:
Provided you with information
Recommended you in any way
Referred you to someone else
Rejected you (this is your opportunity to reaffirm your interest in their firm)
If you are sending letters to several people at the same company, personalize the letters. You don’t have to create an entirely new letter for each, however.
Thank you letters should be sent immediately—a good rule of thumb is to send a thank you letter within 24 hours.
Guidelines for Writing Thank You Letters and Acceptance or Withdrawal Letters (PDF)