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The Power of a Thank You Note

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The first post for this month's column in PRNewser

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The Power of a Thank You Note

Sending a thank you note after an interview seems like elementary advice, but many job seekers never bother to do it. Never underestimate the power of a strong follow-up after an interview. This one simple step could be what seals the deal.

The debate about whether a thank you note should be sent via regular mail or e-mail is never-ending. I prefer a hand-written note sent through regular mail because it is more personal and memorable. Depending on the hiring manager's preference and distance, an e-mail note these days is very common and acceptable. If you e-mail a sentiment of gratitude, you can always follow up with a card in the mail.

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Emma Craig (May 6th, 2009)

I think a thank you note, in any form, is a great idea. Its a great way point of difference between you and the other candidates. Not many people do thank you notes, so its a pleasure to receive one and certainly speaks volumes about your character.

caboyd (May 7th, 2009)

As a recruiter, I think a two-pronged approach never hurts. Send an email follow up within 24 hours of the interview while the hiring manager may still be formulating their impressions of your interview, AND drop a written thank you note in the mail.

Both should serve to thank them for their time, reaffirm the reasons you’d be a great fit for the position, and express to the hiring manager that the interview strengthened your level of interest in the position.

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