Important Interview Thank You Note Tip : Avoid Run-On Sentences



In your interview thank you note, it is important to avoid run-on sentences. It is much better to use shorter sentences. this will make your message much clearer. Remember: the key to good interview thank you letter writing is good communication.

Example of run-on sentence : "I really enjoyed chatting with you yesterday and I also liked meeting everyone at the firm but I regret that I had to leave early before I had a chance to meet my potential collaborator."

Correction: "I really enjoyed chatting with you yesterday. I also liked meeting everyone at the firm. I regret that I had to leave early before I had a chance to meet my potential collaborator."

Do you see how much better it sounds when the run-on sentence is broken up into shorter sentences? Your thoughts will appear to be more logical and organized.

Another common grammatical error is to incorrectly join two independent clauses together with a comma. (An independent clause is a phrase that can stand on its own as a sentence.) This error is called a comma splice.

To correct the comma splice, you can:

--replace the comma with a period, forming two sentences

--replace the comma with a semicolon

--join the two clauses with a conjunction such as "and," "because," "but," etc.

Example of incorrect grammar:

"I really want this job, I love to organize files."

Examples correct grammar:

"I really want this job. I love to organize files." (two separate sentences)

"I really want this job; I love to organize files." (use of semi-colon)

"I really want this job, because I love to organize files." (use of "because" as joiner word)

By using good grammar on your interview thank you, you will appear more intelligent and caring about your work.

Write a successful interview thank you note in less than 15 minutes.