Send a thank you letter or email to all the individuals you met with during your interview, especially to the main contact person a.s.a.p. This letter allows you one more chance to highlight your qualifications for the position as well as your interest or possibly no further interest in the position. It gives you the last opportunity to stand out from others who have applied as well.
Follow-up – If you haven’t heard back after two weeks you can call to follow-up to see if a decision has been made.
Here is how to format a thank you letter, so you make the best impression:
Contact Information: (Your contact information)
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email Address
Contact Information: (The person you are writing to)
City, State, Zip Code
Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:
Body of Thank You Letter:
When writing a thank you letter, keep your letter simple and focused. Single space your letter and leave a space between each paragraph
The first paragraph of your letter should thank the interviewer(s) for taking the time to interview you.
The second paragraph of your thank you letter should include the reasons why you are a strong candidate for the position. List specific skills that relate to the job you interviewed for.
If there is information about your qualifications that you wish you had mentioned during the interview, but didn't get a chance to discuss, use the next paragraph to explain.
In your closing paragraph, reiterate your appreciation for being considered for the job and let the hiring manager know you are looking forward to hearing from him or her soon.
Handwritten Signature (for a mailed letter)
(Information obtained from About.com Job Searching)
Sample Formal "Thank You" notes