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A thank you note is an important follow-up after a face-to-face interview, even in our media industry. In addition to being a polite acknowledgement to those who interviewed you, a thank you note also gives you one more opportunity to remind them what a stellar candidate they found in you.

Whether you are sending an email or writing a card, the note should reflect upon your goal. First, you want to express your appreciation for the team taking time out of their busy schedules to meet you.

Secondly, if you are really excited about this job, then share that. Gush a bit. Enthusiasm is a soft skill, and it’s compelling in a potential hire. The bigger goal, however, is to be gracious rather than solicitous.

Before putting pen to paper (or hands to keyboard), follow these three steps…