Post # 1
My husband just interviewed for a job and he really wants it. It’s a maintenance/labor/construction type of position. Whenever I interview for a job, I always send a thank you card in the mail, but I am in a clerical/office work type of field. My husband feels like it would be weird to send a thank you card after an interview for the type of job he’s going for. What do you guys think? Should my husband send a thank you card or would that be weird for the position/ field he is in?
Post # 3
@peasantsong: Doing extra and reminding them of your name can never hurt, imo
Post # 4
I think he should send it. Just pick a more masculine type card.
Post # 5
doesn’t have to be a card, can be a call or email saying thanks for your time, the position sounded really great and i wanted you to know i’m very interested and think i’d be the ideal fit. something short and sweet.
Post # 6
I think a follow-up email would be fine.
Post # 7
@chillinchillin: I agree with an email. IDK why, but I always feel weird when interviewees thank you cards come in the mail. Maybe its because I dont use snail mail much and I would never write back but if I got an email, then I could reply back.
Post # 8
@peasantsong: A thank you email is appropriate and timely. I would find a thank you card weird. I am a hiring manager for reference.
Post # 9
Generally for the positions I apply for I do not have the hiring manager’s email address which is why I always send a thank you card in the mail. My husband does not have the hiring person’s email address for this position either.
Post # 10
@peasantsong: this is going to seem weird but what did he wear to the interview and where did it take place – in the office or on a job site? I can see how a thank you might be strange in his profession. If it was a formal office interview, I would try to track down the email address – call the receptionist and ask for it , do a google search, etc and email the thank you .
Post # 11
I would suggest a follow up email so they know he is really interested in the position
Post # 12
Follow-up e-mail is more appropriate for this position.