Anyone who takes the time to speak or meet with you should be thanked, whether it’s a formal interview or an informational meeting. Notes should be sent within 24 hours.
Dear Mr. Bennett,
Thank you for taking the time to speak with me this morning. I appreciated the opportunity to discuss my career aspirations in the field of public health with someone with your level of expertise. The insights you shared, particularly regarding your experience with the local Community Health Project, were extremely helpful. Also, your advice on broadening the scope of my career search has given me new direction and focus and I intend on conducting more research in the other areas you recommended.
The contact you provided at the Department of Health and Human Services is much appreciated.
Thank you again for making time in your busy schedule to speak with me. I will definitely take you up on your offer to stay in touch.