Post # 16
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
I’m in the states, New Jersey tpo be more specific. I have sent thank you emails. The following day usually I just type up something simple “It was a pleasure to meet you yesterday. I appreciaite your time. “insert specific reference from interview regarding interviewer and/or company.” I am very interested in this position. If you have any follow up questions, please feel welcome to reach me at XXX-XXX-XXXX. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.”
As someone who is in a hiring position, I do appreciate when people take the time to send me a thank you and reference something that was spoken about during the interview. The hiring process takes a lot of time and work out of the normal work day, so a simple thank you goes a long way. It also shows that there are simple writing skills and an interest in the position.
Post # 17
- Wedding: San Francisco City Hall
Like PP’s I always make sure to follow up with a thank e-mail. I generally do this under 24 hours from the time of my interview. During your interview make sure you receive business cards from those you met with or at least have HR’s e-mail address to extend a thank you to all you met with.
Post # 18
I always send a thank you email the day of the interview.
As someone who has hired candidates, though, I can’t say receiving a thank you email or note has ever made a difference in who I’ve hired.
Post # 19
- Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center
It’s definitely an American thing. Problem is that by the time it reaches in the mail (if you even get the address right), it might be too late. I would go the email route instead and if you get an interview or are hired, that’s when you can send the handwritten note.
Post # 20
As a hiring manager I find sending a handwritten thank you note a sign of someone professional that goes the extra mile. An email is second best but a nice touch. Nothing is commons, so sending something makes you stand out.
Post # 21
I have always sent an email and after I have gotten 2 of my career jobs I was told it set me apart.
Post # 22
I looked into it a bit more and found a recrutiment site that had instructions for american/latin american applicants to not do this in europe since they will come across “overly eager american stereotype”. In the comment section of recruitment blogs and articles the discussion has a lot of opinions. Recruiters inside the USA said that it is the norm, that’s the instruction in colleges, it shows enthusiasm, interest, personality and manners. Then recruiters from Canada and UK said it’s not necessary but it won’t be frowned upon. Where as some other nations it considered insincere, wasting of resources, brown nosing, odd and indicates a “meme” attitude. Also there was a debate on why thank someone for doing their job, since the candidate is the one that is actually taking time and effort to be there.
I don’t personally have an opinion about this. I’m kind of glad it’s not a custom everywhere but I can also see why people would think it’s a nice gesture (as long as it doens’t have a direct effect on who is recruited). I’m taking an HR course in uni at the moment so this was just so interesting.
Post # 23
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
I don’t know if it’s the norm or not but I sent thank you notes after interviews to me it just felt lik the polite thing to do, it also makes a good impression that’s part of the reason that I got my job . My boss felt that I was inexperienced but I was polite and he decided to give me a chance.
Post # 24
I sent a thank you email to my new bosses after I interviewed with them in December. I didn’t have their cards so it took some digging to find their email addresses but I found them and sent a quick three or four sentence email thanking them for taking the time to chat with me and letting them know I was still interested in the position and looked forward to their decision.
They actually brought me back in a second time to verbally offer me the job and my thank you email was one of the things that they mentioned that tipped the scale in my favor. They noted they were extremely impressed I went to the trouble to find their email addresses and send them a thank you and ultimately that was part of why they decided on me.
Post # 25
Having just done another round of interviewing (me interviewing prospective new hires) I can’t help but think ‘thank you’s’ would just clog up my email even more! It’s totally fine but it wouldn’t sway me one way or another when hiring. I’m only interested in their qualifications, their experience and whether they would get on with the rest of the staff or not. But I’m in Australia and in a fairly niche STEM industry so we don’t really have a ‘norm’.