Presentation on theme: "Objectives: Students will be able to:"— Presentation transcript:
1 Objectives: Students will be able to: Prepare an interview follow-up letter.Identify correct strategies for accepting or rejecting a job offer.Proofread business documents to ensure that they are clear, correct, concise, complete, consistent, and courteous.
2 Essential Question(s): What is a Thank-you note and what is its purpose?How do I create a Thank-you note?
4 What is a Thank-you Note? A thank you note is designed to demonstrate appreciation for something.It is short, sweet, and simple.
5 When are thank-you notes appropriate? ALWAYS!!Thank you notes are never inappropriate. You should always write a thank you note after any interview you have for a post-graduate job, fellowship, clerkship or volunteer opportunity.Thank you letters should be brief and sent as soon as possible after your interview.Accept or decline a job offer by sending a thank-you note.
6 What form should my thank-you note be in? The form your thank you note should take really depends on your style and relationship with the employer.Generally, thank you letters should be word processed on 8 1/2" x 11" heavy bond paper and should follow proper business format.Some employers feel that a thank you note sent via is sufficient, while others feel that a letter sent through snail mail is more appropriate.
7 What form should my thank-you note be in? You may also choose to handwrite a thank you on note paper or note cards if you know the employer personally, but should probably only do so if your handwriting is neat and legible.52% of executives said they preferred a hand-written note, while 44% recommended . Another 3% would like to receive both an and a written thank you note.
8 Must Do’s for thank-you note success… Personalize the note: Be specific in the note and mention a topic that you spoke with your interviewer about.Double check that all names are spelled correctlyCheck that there are no other misspellings or errors.
9 Design of the Thank-you note 1-inch marginsDate LineInside Address- the address of the person you are writingSalutationSide Heading (optional)ClosingWriters Signature- always sign in BLUEWriters IdentificationEnclosure Notation (optional)