North Foundation Hall, Room 154
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(248) 370-3250

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fall drop-in hours
Mon and Tues: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wed and Thur: 1-4 p.m.
Fri: Noon-1 p.m.


Once the interview (or meeting or event) is over, you can still get ahead of the curve by following up. Sending a thank you note reminds the hiring manager of who you are and why your name should stay at the top of the list.
Thank You Cards
The most effective thank you notes are short, sweet and simple. Whether you handwrite a card, write a formal letter or send an e-mail, keep your note business-like and limited to just a few targeted paragraphs.

Typed and mailed. Established or conservative companies often value a formal letter. Print on the same paper as your resume and keep your font size to 11 or 12 with a simple font like Arial, Verdana, or Times New Roman.

Handwritten note. Sometimes the personal touch is best. If you choose to handwrite a note, select a simple notecard on nice paper. Practice writing a draft first, so you can properly space out the text on your card. Make sure your penmanship is at its finest!

Via e-mail. Many companies carry on a number of interviews and make decisions quickly. In that case you may not have time to mail a thank you note, and should e-mail instead. Remember your netiquette when sending thank you e-mails.

Sample "Thank-You" card format:

Name of Employer (Use specific name and title)
Employer's Address

Dear ______________:

First paragraph: Thank the interviewer for meeting with you and show your enthusiasm about joining their organization.

Second paragraph: Restate your qualifications for the position. Here you can sneak in any personal skills you forgot to mention before or anything about the company that you are especially interested in. Emphasize a specific accomplishment that would make you a valuable employee.

Closing paragraph(s): Briefly thank the interviewer again for considering you. Be confident in your abilities and hopeful about the future. Tell them you look forward to hearing back from them.


Your name (typed)
Phone Calls
If you have interviewed and sent your thank you note and have now spent days sitting by the phone, it might be time to politely check in with the interviewer. A follow-up phone call is a gentle way to remind the interviewer of your interest in the position.

Make sure to rehearse what you want to say and call when you think the person is likely to be free – try early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

Keep your conversation brief and to the point. Thank them for their consideration, offer to provide any other references or materials, and ask about the timeline for a decision. Only leave a message if you've gotten voicemail at least twice.