If I had more time I would have written a shorter letter.
While this quote has been attributed to many, including Mark Twain and Winston Churchill, research tells us it was said by none.
Still, as any writer will tell you, it’s true.
It takes a lot longer to write a brief, compelling note than a lengthy, letter. That’s why composing a Thank You note is so tough.
Smart candidates email a thank you note within 24-hours.
A brief note. One that doesn’t require the reader to scroll. And scroll. And scroll.
Ideally, an e-thank you note, and e-cover letter, should run about 99 to 120 words. Which means you need to thank the interviewer and sell yourself quickly.
Beyond the requisite thank you, here are a few ideas of what you can include in a thank you note.