“… a CareerBuilder survey revealed that 22 percent of managers said they were less likely to hire a candidate if they didn’t send a thank you note.” In my experience with WPU Career Services and students going through the job search process, employers have actually called to tell me about the excellent thank you note they received after an interview. In one case, the employer said the student went from the third choice candidate to first choice, was offered the job, and accepted it.
So this small courtesy could be a crucial step in the job search process. In his article, “How to Write the Perfect Post-Interview Thank You Note,” Michael Schneider shares some best practices, including:
- Follow the usual email etiquette
- Get the timing right
- Show genuine appreciation
- Personalize it
- Reiterate your interest
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