After being given an opportunity, you may want to follow up with a thank you message.
Below, you will find example messages to help you say thank you for the opportunity.
Depending on the situation, you may want to keep your message short. Other times, you could choose to elaborate with more detail, such as when interviewing for a new job opportunity.
To say thank you for the opportunity to interview AFTER the interview, review the thank you note messages after an interview.
Please review the thank you for the promotion example messages to thank your boss for a promotion.
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Templates and Notes
A one-sentence thank you may be enough when you want to reply to an email to thank someone for the opportunity.
You’ll likely want to write a bit more to express your gratitude for a job opportunity or other projects. However, a short email acknowledging the opportunity may suffice for an internal job or project (not when applying to a new company).
Short Thank You for the Opportunity Messages
- Thank you for the opportunity.
- Thank you for the opportunity to _______.
- Thank you for granting me the opportunity to interview.
- I appreciate you giving me the chance to interview
- Thank you. The new opportunity is greatly appreciated.
- This is a fantastic chance for me. Thank you for the opportunity.
- Thank you for the opportunity to learn from you.
- This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me. Thanks for giving me a chance.
- Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to work with you and your team.
- Thank you for allowing me to work on the new project team (when thanking your boss).
Thank You for the Opportunity Template
The template below will work for most situations, whether you are thanking a family member, a friend, another person, a recruiter, a boss, or an interview as part of your job search.
Usually, you will send an email for an interview as it needs to be as timely as possible. Otherwise, you could choose to write a handwritten letter or note. You could download a free thank you card printable if you do not have thank you cards on hand.
Dear [Persons’ Name],
Thank you for the opportunity to [what the opportunity is]. [A sentence or two about what the opportunity means to you or why you are thankful for it or explain why you are interested in the position].
[If confirming an interview time, state the time and day of the interview].
Sincerely (or another closing),
The example messages below are the center section of the thank you message. Please be sure to include the opening, closing, and your name in your note.
Tip: Use Grammarly to check your grammar before sending an email.
Thank You For The Opportunity To Work With You
#1 Thank you for this opportunity to work on this project with you. I am excited to learn from you and have someone to collaborate with.
#2 I am grateful for the opportunity to work on the new project with you. I have several ideas to discuss at the meeting next week and look forward to your input.
#3 I am excited to be joining your team for [new project name]. Thank you for selecting me for this opportunity.
#4 Thank you for the opportunity to work with you. I have heard so many good things about your problem-solving abilities. I am confident that we will find a solution for [the current problem] together.
#5 Thank you for allowing me to work on this project with you. I am excited to bring my talents to the marketing team as we collaborate with them. I am grateful that you chose me when this opportunity came up!
Thank You For The Opportunity To Interview
Note: These examples are to say thank you BEFORE you’ve had the interview. To write a thank-you note after your interview, please read the post-interview thank you email guide.
The examples could be written to your current boss, the boss of another department, or a hiring manager, hiring team, or boss at a new company.
Saying thank you before the interview is a nice personal touch to show your appreciation and stay in the interviewer’s mind. Sometimes, the small details matter when seeking a job offer.
Examples for Boss or another Internal Contact
When you are interviewing with your boss or another internal contact for a different position, you might already have an excellent professional relationship with them. In this case, a shorter note will be sufficient.
#1 Thank you for the opportunity to for [position]. I look forward to meeting with you on [Date] at [Time].
#2 I am looking forward to our conversation to discuss [position name]. Thank you for giving me the chance to interview for the new opportunity on our team.
#3 Thank you for accepting me as a candidate for the new position on your team. I’ve had positive interactions with a few other team members and look forward to the interview this Friday at 3:00.
#4 Thank you so much for setting up an informational interview with me regarding the new job opportunity on your team. I am excited to learn more about the position on Friday when we talk at 2:00.
#5 I’m looking forward to discussing [position name] with you. Thank you for the opportunity to interview for the new role.
#6 Thank you for considering me for the newly created job on your business development team. I’ve worked with [name of the person you know on the other team] a few times already, and I’m looking forward to the interview on Tuesday.
Examples For Interview With A New Company
These longer examples are for when you have a job interview at a new company. A professional thank-you note needs to be more formal with contacts that you do not know yet.
Showing gratitude before interviews can help make a lasting impression.
Dear [Hiring manager/boss/contact name],
Thank you for the opportunity to interview with [Company name]. I am very interested in learning more about the [position]. I look forward to meeting you on Wednesday at 10:00 AM.
Dear [Hiring manager/boss/contact name],
I confirm that an interview on Zoom next Thursday at 10:00 AM works for me. The position for [position name] may be an excellent fit for my talents. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet with you.
With sincerest thanks,
Dear [Contact name],
I can have a phone interview with you next Tuesday at 2:00 PM. I am looking forward to learning more about [position name] and the [Business Name]. Also, I am grateful for the opportunity.
Dear [Contact name],
Thank you for the interview last week. I can meet for the second interview next week at 3:00 on Monday.
The position sounds like a great opportunity, and I feel that my skills would benefit your team.
I am excited to learn about the next steps. As requested, my letters of recommendation are attached.
Thank You For The Opportunity To Be Part of Your Team
When starting on a team, these thank-you notes could be written to your boss or perhaps a new boss if you changed teams. These examples are also appropriate for another team leader if assigned to a project team.
#1 Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of your team. I hope to be helpful to the others on the team and learn from the more experienced team members.
#2 Thank you for adding me to your team during the recent reorganization. I’ve always appreciated your career advice and look forward to working closely with you in the near future.
#3 Thank you for giving me this opportunity to work on the [special team name]. I have a great interest in [team topic]. I’m thankful to work here at [company name], where so many opportunities exist.
#4 Thank you for including me on your team for [business need]. Thank you for taking the time to explain why you think I am an excellent candidate for it. I am excited about the first team meeting on Friday.
#5 Thank you for giving me the chance to join your team. I’ve taken an interest in the new reporting tool and will be happy to discuss my ideas with development. And I’ve heard that you are a great boss!
More Thank You For The Opportunity Messages
These examples are when you want to thank a person that gave you an opportunity that isn’t related to the office, your team, or job interviews.
Use the examples to inspire the wording for your thank you note.
#1 Thank you for giving me the opportunity to try out for the musical. I love singing and am excited to have a small part as I get comfortable being on stage. You’re a wonderful person for thinking of me. I would not have tried out without your encouragement.
#2 Thanks for giving me the chance to cook dinner for you last week. I was excited to have the opportunity to cook for you. And I appreciate the honest feedback you gave me.
#3 Thank you for the opportunity to visit the zoo with your family. I had a wonderful time seeing the animals and hanging out with the kids.
#4 Shadowing you all the day was so much fun. Thank you for allowing me to see what a day as a veterinarian is like. I also appreciate that you talked through the surgery on the cat as you did it. My interest in becoming a veterinarian is stronger than ever. You’re a great mentor.
#5 I’m so thankful that you are part of my life. Thank you for all the opportunities you’ve given me over the years. I’ve learned so much about [topic] with the hands-on experience.
Thank You For The Opportunity Summary
Saying thank you for the opportunity is a great way to express your gratitude.
A quick thank you note to thank a hiring manager, boss, or another person, for an upcoming interview can help you stand out as a candidate.
There are also many other situations where you may want to thank someone for an opportunity.
The many examples of messages above can help to inspire the perfect thank you note wording for your thank you note or email to say thank you for that opportunity.