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A surprisingly easy way to stand out from others competing for the job is to send a thank you note after the interview. Many job seekers don’t send a note—maybe because they believe it isn’t necessary (it is), or maybe because they don’t know what to say. RELATED: Need some interview advice? Watch these tutorials! A good interview note that really makes you stand out in an impressive way will say more than just “thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.” This letter is a fantastic opportunity to boost your chance of getting the job, so you need to take full advantage. Write a substantial and sincere note. The best and most effective thank you letter format goes more like this:

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As an active job candidate, you have several chances to impress your prospective employer. A sharp resume with a customized cover letter will lay your groundwork. The interview itself will provide many chances to showcase how and why you are the perfect match for the position. But you can do even more. Related: What To Say In A Thank You Card Besides ‘Thank You’ A unique “thank you” letter or email can reinforce the strong impression you already made. But, you might wonder, are hiring managers really going to appreciate a thank you letter? The answer is, some might not, some will, and some might even expect a thank you note. Now, in my world everything is about increasing my clients’ chances to land that job, and if there is even only a small chance that a thank you note will increase their chances, I will consider it a “must."

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