The day of the interview, or the day after at most, send a thank-you note to the hiring manager. You want to thank her for her time and her interest and express again your interest in the job. It doesn’t have to be fancy or long.
Dear Mr. Manager,
Thank you for the opportunity to meet with you today. I enjoyed the interview and tour and discussing your database administration needs. I’m even more confident after our discussion with Peter Programmer that I would be a valuable addition to the Yoyodyne team. I look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely, Susan Candidate.
Write this note on a simple note card, not in email. You can get a box of note cards at any drugstore for a buck or two. Address it to ...