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write Thank you email following a job interview


Following up a job interview (whether it’s a phone, virtual or in-person interview) with a thank-you letter or email is an important part of the job-search process. It shows the potential employer that you are courteous and professional; in fact, many employers say that they screen out job applicants who fail to send follow-up messages after interviews. This is also an opportunity for you to remind that employer of who you are and why you are a good fit for the position you seek. Think of this as your final pitch for why you should be hired (or deserve a second interview).


Assume that the cover letter you wrote resulted in your securing an interview for the job or internship you seek. Your interview went well, and you know that it’s important to follow up with a thank-you letter or email to the interviewer within 24 hours of the interview. Sending your message via email will enable you to get your message out immediately (as you know he/she is making the hiring decision soon), and it will remind the employer of why you are a good fit for the position.

Write a brief email that includes the following:

  • A subject line saying “thank you” and citing the positon for which you interviewed;
  • A personal but professional greeting (such as Dear Ms. XXX); avoid first names or generic greetings (such as “To whom it may concern….”);
  • An intro sentence thanking the employer for interviewing you and citing the position for which you interviewed;
  • A sentence (or two) expressing your enthusiasm for the position based on what you learned in the interview;
  • A sentence (or two) asserting how your skills, experience and interests are an excellent match for the position;
  • An “action statement” inviting follow-up communication (such as following up a phone interview with “I hope to have the opportunity to meet you in person to further discuss how my skills and experience can best meet your needs.” or simply following any interview, “I look forward to hearing from you regarding the XXX position.”) This shows that you are assertive and confident.
  • A professional and courteous closing such as “Best regards” or “Sincerely);
  • A signature block including your name and contact information.

Be sure to edit for grammar, punctuation and style. A concise and professional message will help create a positive impression of you as a credible job/internship candidate. Editing errors will undermine your credibility.


The job/ intrenship offer:

Business Leadership Summer Internship: Fredericksburg, VA

GEICO — Fredericksburg, Virginia United States


Position Type


Desired Program(s)


Work Authorization

U.S. Citizen or U.S. National, Non-Citizen Permanent Resident



Are you looking for an internship that provides real world business experience? During GEICO’s 8 – 10 week paid summer internship program, you’ll gain first-hand knowledge of our dynamic industry, work on meaningful projects, and have opportunities to network with leaders throughout our organization. This full-time program is designed to educate, stimulate, and develop future business leaders. It is well-suited for finance, accounting, risk management, economics, marketing, management, mathematics, and general business majors. You will be assigned a management mentor and take part in several individual and group projects with your team of in terns. These assignments will include researching insurance industry trends, analyzing current business procedures in multiple departments, proposing new strategies for growing and retaining our business, developing marketing plans, and delivering presentations to management. Many of the project recommendations that GEICO interns make are seriously considered for implementation. At the end of the summer internship program you will have an understanding of what it takes to be successful in a multi-billion dollar corporation. Interns may also be considered for future career opportunities with our company. In fact, more than half of our summer interns accept full-time positions following completion of the program!

Candidate Qualifications
* Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university with a rising senior status at time of the summer program.
* 3.0+ cumulative GPA is required
* Have taken a variety of business courses
* Very good analytical and problem-solving skills
* Effective written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to work independently and within a team
* High level of dependability
* Demonstrated leadership potential
* Strong understanding of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

For more than 75 years, GEICO has stood out from the rest of the insurance industry! We are one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing auto insurers thanks to our low rates, outstanding service and clever marketing. We’re an industry leader employing thousands of dedicated and hard-working associates. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, we offer associates training and career advancement in a financially stable and rewarding workplace.

*Benefit offerings for positions other than full-time may vary* Our associates’ quality of life is important to us.

If offered a full-time position post program completion and graduation, you would be offered full-time benefits as part of our comprehensive Total Rewards Program including:
* 401(k) and profit-sharing plans
* Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
* Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs
* Tuition reimbursement
* Associate assistance program
* Flexible spending accounts
* Business casual dress
* Fitness and dining facilities (at most locations)
* Associate clubs and sports teams
* Volunteer opportunities
* GEICO Federal Credit Union

Note: Housing is not a company-covered benefit for most locations.

GEICO is an equal opportunity employer. GEICO conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

How to Apply
Click “Apply for Job” to complete your application. You will need an active email address and phone number. Upload your resume, cover letter and college transcripts (official or unofficial, including transfer credits), preferably as Word .doc files or PDF. Once you begin your application you can save it and access it later. Your application should include any work and/or internship experience from at least the past five years.



Fredericksburg, Virginia United States



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