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Some employers may ask for references when applying to
jobs or after an interview. Do not include them in your resume. If an employer wants them, they will ask. The
same holds true for letters of recommendation. You may have them available, but
you do not need to include them unless asked. Letters of recommendation are
rarely asked for as a part of the hiring process. Having 3-5 people listed as
references is ideal.
Thank you letters are important and follow up is
critical during the interview process. A thank you letter, restating your
interest in the position and the organization, should be sent within 24 hours
of each interview, and should be sent to each person that you spoke with. Be
sure to ask for business cards or ask the person arranging the interview for
the correct spelling, titles, business emails, or business addresses of each
person you met. Make each note somewhat different, and try to reference
something you discussed in the interview. Take no further action until at least
one week beyond the date when they said they would contact you. At that time, a
phone call to see if a decision has been made is appropriate.
Sample Wording for a Thank You
Letter (use same formatting as a cover letter)
It was a pleasure to
meet with you to speak about the Marketing Representative position at ABC
Organization. I especially appreciated talking with you about ….
If given the
opportunity, I am confident I can make valuable contributions to your
organization. Thank you for the time you took to interview me. I look forward
to hearing from you about this position.
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Career Services Office Hours
HoursMonday - Friday8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jessie SahmsCareer Services CoordinatorPhone: 864-503-5124
Kristen Bryant Perry
Career Services Advisor
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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