Post-Interview Thank You Dilemma

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@LadyJDAG:  Does the card that he did get have an email address on it? Usually all employees email addresses are formatted the same way- he wold just have to change the name.

Failing that, he could certainly ask HR for their email addresses or look on the company’s website if they have one.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I would recommend sending a thank you, reach out to whoever the HR coordinator has been guiding him through the interview process for the emails and send them electronically and then hurry up and sneak a hardwritten thank you card to the HR coordinator 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@LadyJDAG:  Like a PP said, email addresses are formatted in the same way. John.Smith@Company.com. He just had to substitue the first and last name. The only caveat is that common names often include a middle initial. That could turn an email address into John.A.Smith@Company.com.

I feel it is absolutely essential to send a thank you email to everyone who interviewed you (I’m a hiring manager for reference).

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@LadyJDAG:  I wouldn’t worry about sending a card by snail mail. Email thank yous are enough. You’d be surprised how few people even do that anymore. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Did they give him a timeline?  I often don’t send snail mail thank yous after interviews because the process is done by the time it arrives.  I think just email is ok.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I work in HR and I get phone calls/emails ALL THE TIME after interviews asking for mailing address, correct titles/spellings of names for thank you cards (because apparently I’m the only person who gives a card during interviews?). It’s no big deal, ask the HR person.

ETA: One thank you is enough – email or snail mail. Any more than that gets weird and desperate. Also under the weird and desperate category is sending gift baskets, calling excessively, etc.

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I have never sent out a TY card or email from an interview. Is it something that’s done in higher positions? I’ve only ever worked in retail or banking.

I’m glad he got it worked out =)

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