Thank you letter generator script.

After interviewing for a job, it’s important to send a letter to the prospective employer thanking him or her for taking the time to interview you. It’s also an ideal opportunity to summarize why you are the perfect match for the job as well as bring up anything you might have neglected to mention that would also help you get hired. But the hardest part is actually taking the time to write the letter and even worse, having the letter ready to mail that same day. This isn’t easy if you want the letter to help you stand out from the other candidates.
This is an AutoIt script I wrote that generates a thank you letter for a technical support position. Before running this script, change the words in red to match your identity and location.
When you run the script, you will be asked some questions about your interviewer’s name, company, address and the job you interviewed for. Then the script pauses to allow you to load your word processor and when you click OK, you have 5 seconds to switch to the word processor so you can click in the document window in preparation for the automatic typing about to begin. And of course, you can change the document to match your interview, which is much less time consuming than creating a new document from scratch.
I hope this script serves you well.

#thanky.au3

$tname = InputBox(“Thanky”, “Was your interviewer a Mr. or Mrs?”)
$fname = InputBox(“Thanky”, “First name of interviewer:”)
$lname = InputBox(“Thanky”, “Last name of interviewer:”)
$jname = InputBox(“Thanky”, “Interviewer’s job title:”)
$cname = InputBox(“Thanky”, “Company name:”)
$cadd1 = InputBox(“Thanky”, “Company Address:”)
$cadd2 = InputBox(“Thanky”, “Company City, State and ZIP:”)
$job = InputBox(“Thanky”, “Job you interviewed for:”)
Msgbox (16, “Thanky”,”Load up your word processor and click OK to continue.”)
Msgbox (48, “Typer”,”You have 5 seconds before I start typing.”, 5)
Send (“YourName{ENTER}”)
Send (“YourAddress{ENTER}”)
Send (“YourCity, YourState, YourZIP{ENTER}{ENTER}”)
If @MON=1 then
$mon=”January”
elseif @MON=2 then
$mon=”February”
elseif @MON=3 then
$mon=”March”
elseif @MON=4 then
$mon=”April”
elseif @MON=5 then
$mon=”May”
elseif @MON=6 then
$mon=”June”
elseif @MON=7 then
$mon=”July”
elseif @MON=8 then
$mon=”August”
elseif @MON=9 then
$mon=”September”
elseif @MON=10 then
$mon=”October”
elseif @MON=11 then
$mon=”November”
elseif @MON=12 then
$mon=”December”
EndIf
Send ($mon & Chr(32) & @MDAY & “,” & Chr(32) & @YEAR & chr(13) & chr(13))
Send ($fname & chr(32) & $lname & chr(13))
Send ($jname & chr(13))
Send ($cname & chr(13))
send ($cadd1 & chr(13))
send ($cadd2 & chr(13) & chr(13))
send (“Dear ” & $tname & chr(32) & $lname & “,{ENTER}{ENTER}”)
send (“Thank you for taking the time to discuss the ” & $job & ” position at ” & $cname & ” with me. After meeting with you and observing the company’s operations, I am further convinced that I am an ideal match for this position with my experience working in similar environments in my previous jobs.{ENTER}{ENTER}”)
send (“I really appreciate that you took so much time to acquaint me with the company. I feel I could learn a great deal from you and would certainly enjoy working with you.{ENTER}{ENTER}”)
send (“In addition to my qualifications, I will bring excellent work habits and judgment to this position. With the countless demands on your time, I am sure that you require people who can be trusted to carry out their responsibilities with minimal supervision.{ENTER}{ENTER}”)
send (“I look forward, ” & $tname & chr(32) & $lname & “, to hearing from you concerning your hiring decision. Again, thank you for your time and consideration.{ENTER}{ENTER}”)
send (“Sincerely,{ENTER}{ENTER}{ENTER}{ENTER}”)
send (“YourName“)

Here’s an AutoHotkey version of this same script.

InputBox tname, Thanky, Was your interviewer a Mr. or Mrs?
InputBox fname, Thanky, First name of interviewer:
InputBox lname, Thanky, Last name of interviewer:
InputBox jname, Thanky, Interviewer’s job title:
InputBox cname, Thanky, Company name:
InputBox cadd1, Thanky, Company Address Line #1:
InputBox cadd2, Thanky, Company Address Line #2:
InputBox job, Job you interviewed for:
MsgBox,0, Thanky, Load up your word processor and click OK to continue.
MsgBox, 0, Thanky, You have 5 seconds before I start typing., 5
Send [YourName]{Enter}
Send [YourAddress]{Enter}
Send [YourCity, YourState, YourZIP]{Enter}{Enter}
Send %A_MMMM%{Space}%A_DD%,{Space}%A_YYYY%{Enter}{Enter}
Send %fname%{Space}%lname%, %jname%{Enter}
Send %cname%{Enter}
Send %cadd1%{Enter}
Send %cadd2%{Enter}{Enter}
Send Dear %tname%{Space}%lname%,{Enter}{Enter}
Send Thank you for taking the time to discuss the %job% position at %cname% with me. After meeting with you and observing the company’s operations, I am further convinced that I am an ideal match for this position with my experience working in similar environments in my previous jobs.{Enter}{Enter}
Send I really appreciate that you took so much time to acquaint me with the company. I feel I could learn a great deal from you and would certainly enjoy working with you.{Enter}{Enter}
Send In addition to my qualifications, I will bring excellent work habits and judgment to this position. With the countless demands on your time, I am sure that you require people who can be trusted to carry out their responsibilities with minimal supervision.{Enter}{Enter}
Send I look forward, %tname%{Space}%lname%, to hearing from you concerning your hiring decision. Again, thank you for your time and consideration.{Enter}{Enter}
Send Sincerely,{Enter}{Enter}{Enter}{Enter}
Send [YourName]

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