Make an even better second impression by sending a thank you note to your interviewer. This is essential. For every interview you go on, expect to send a thank you note. Try to send it within the first 24 hours of your interview and no later than 48. A handwritten card is the preferred way to say thank you and should be short, sweet, and personalized. A good rule of thumb is to keep it to just three paragraphs. Your first paragraph should be a brief thank you for their time and a reiteration of your interest in the job. Your second paragraph should be used to discuss your strengths and how you would benefit the company if hired. Your third paragraph is your wind up. Include answers to any questions you might have gotten in the interview that you weren’t able to answer, or wanted to expand on. Make sure to sign it clearly (so they know who it’s from!) For a more in-depth look at sending thank-you emails and notes, see our article.