Interview Thank You Email: Can I Add Humor To It?

In your interview thank you email, we would advise you to avoid adding humor UNLESS the job itself involves humor. For the most part, the interview thank you should be rather formal.

Presumably, the interviewer is a relative stranger to you. It is hard to predict how a humorous comment within an email may be interpreted. It is better to err on the side of being too traditional than too informal.

The exception to this would be if the job involved humor. For example, if you were applying to be a hospital clown or a nightclub comedian, then the use of humor within the thank you note may be appropriate. You need to use your judgment! Overall, it is better to play it safe with straight forward writing than to be sorry about how a misinterpreted joke.

Let's walk through the steps of writing a successful interview thank you email. Let's begin now...