Lynette was disappointed when she learned she didn't get the job she had interviewed for. Luckily, her conversation during the interview was so relaxed that the manager even mentioned that his wife was also looking for someone to fill a similiar position at her company.
Lynette seized the opportunity to both thank her interviewer and ask about the opening his wife was trying to fill. In this way, she was hoping to turn a job rejection into a network connection.
Here's the thank-you email Lynette sent.
Thank you for your consideration in updating me on your selection for Human Resources Clerk. Although I was not chosen, I want to thank you for your time and generosity.
If Lynette had sent a hardcopy thank-you note, here's what it might have looked like: