Job interviews. I have a lot of experience with those. Two years ago I’m pretty sure I went to over a dozen within twelve months. Crazy, right? I’ve worked a bunch of contracts in the past three years, but I cannot recall having emailed or mailed a thank you letter after an interview. I was just reading that 1 out of 5 managers, are less likely to hire a candidate that did not write a follow up letter.
More than one in five hiring managers also said they are less likely to hire a candidate who didn’t send a post-interview thank you note. That’s because they say omitting this step shows a lack of follow through and sends a message that the applicant is not really serious about the opportunity.
A hand written note is still the gold standard, but most managers are perfectly happy to get an email from interested applicants. And if there were multiple interviews, each interviewer should receive a personal note.
I think all cases vary, but do you always follow up with a thank you to interviews? Inquiring minds want to know, have I missed out on job opportunities due to my lack of fancy card sending?