It only takes a few moments to write one! Sending a thank you note is so important. It shows that you are interested in the position AND it puts your name in front of your potential employer again. Thank you notes should be sent to each and every person that helped you along the way, not just the interviewer.
Here is a basic template to guide you in the process:
“Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:
I sincerely enjoyed meeting with you yesterday and learning more about the [Position] at [Employer].
Our conversation confirmed my interest in becoming part of [Employer’s] staff. I was particularly pleased at [the prospect of being able to develop my own article ideas with the head of the bureau, and develop my multi-media skills]. I feel confident that my experiences both in the workplace and in the classroom would enable me to fill the job requirements effectively.
Please feel free to contact me if I can provide you with any further information. I look forward eagerly to hearing from you, and thank you again for the courtesy you extended to me.
Your Contact Information (phone number, email address)”
If this note is going to be mailed, be sure to leave enough room between your closing and your typed name for your actual signature. If it is being sent as an e-mail, that room is not necessary.