• To remind the employer about the interview and to restate your interest in the job.
• To demonstrate professional manners and etiquette.
• To review and highlight your key strengths as they relate to the job. But this is not the time to
restate all of your skills, just one or two of them as they relate to the job.
• To include additional information that you originally left out or did not have time to discuss, but
keep it relevant to the job.
• Send a thank you letter if you feel that you messed up on a point or two during your interview
or you feel you left out important information that might affect your candidacy. A thank you letter will
give you the opportunity to lightly repair your original interview, but only if you made minor
• If you completely bombed your original interview, a thank you letter won’t fix that. In severe
cases, you’ll need to get on the phone with your interviewer and perform some serious damage