Thank you notes will be your number one game changer in your job search. To make thank you notes magical try sending the thank you note out prior to your interview. This will ensure you will be seen and be seen on time with high expectations. The results will amaze you. This will help you to differentiate yourself and this is one way to do it. Most people will not send out a thank you note and most likely nobody will send out a thank you note before the interview. Make sure you send it out at least five days before your interview so that the interviewer will receive it before meeting you. When you do something professional that nobody else will do this will make you stand out in a very good way. Sending out the thank you note will do this and set the stage for a great interview. It will confirm in a nice way the time and date of the interview. I have had interviewers forget about the interview and actually not be there. When you present yourself as a professional by sending a thank you note out prior to your interview it will encourage respect from your interviewer and you will find that you will have more on time interviews without having to wait. Many of us have experienced sitting in a waiting room well past the scheduled interview time. It will also ensure you ask who you will be interviewing with so you can send the thank you note to the correct person. Now that you know who you will be interviewing with you can research information on this person. This is critical for you to be able to connect with them. If you run into an interview that is scheduled with no time to send a thank you note you can try to reschedule to allow for more time. If this is not possible and the interview is geographically close by you may be able to drop off the thank you note with the secretary or receptionist to hand deliver it for you. Do not use email. Everyone uses email. It will not have the same impact. This extra effort will go a long way to ensuring a great interview. Have fun and don't forget to send your thank you note prior to your meeting.