Post # 1
So I’ve had a few interviews in the past few months. I tend to just have the interviewer’s phone number and no e-mail. Should I call a few days later to thank them for the interview? I have an interview tomorrow and I want to do things right so this one hopefully sticks. I usually bring an extra resume just in case. In the past I’ve declined drinks offered by the interviewers. Some people tell me that’s polite, others say it’s rude. Which one is it??? Any other additional advice would be great.
Post # 3
I usually send a hand written note thanking them for the opportunity to interview with them. In the case of my current job I sent an email to the guy who interviewed me and he called me to offer me the position two hours later. I usually take a glass of water. I don’t think it’s polite or rude either way.
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Post # 5
I would ask for their business card at the end of the interview, then you have their e-maill address ot e-mail them after.
Also, I usually take water at an interview. If it’s in the morning, sometimes I’ll take coffee instead.
I think calling as a follow up puts them too much on the spot and a snail mail letter is sometimes way too slow as decisions are made very quickly on who to hire these days.
Post # 6
Ask them for a business card when the interview is over. This way you can send an email! If not, send a hand-written thank you note.
And personally, I decline water as I don’t want to inconvenience the interviewer. I usually have a bottle of water with me incase I get parched, and yes bring lots of extra resume copies.
Post # 7
My husband has been interviewing a lot late, he usually sends an email after an interview to think them for their time etc. I wonder if men are less likely to send hand-written notes?
Post # 8
Ask for a business card at the end of the interview. That will have their email on it.
I tend to decline a drink. I don’t think it is rude either way; I’m just not typically thirsty.
Post # 9
hmmm i never thought of declining a beverage as rude! oops! i usually say no because you never know how long an interview will go and i tend to drink water really fast… you get where i am going with this?
i agree a call would be too on the spot, but i am always torn on the handwritten v email thank yous. i usually send thank yous via email just because i know it is faster and i know they are more likely to see it. at my current job, my boss only makes it in the office about 3 days a week (must be nice) and if i sent a letter she may not have seen it for up to a week dependent on when she made it in to the office.
Post # 10
Don’t call to follow up…depending on the type of role that you’re applying for they’re specifically looking for you to ask for contact informaton so that you can follow up. Don’t be afraid to ask for a card or contact info so you can send an email or a note.
I don’t think the beverage thing is a huge deal, but I always accept a glass of water 🙂
Post # 11
I would appreciate someone taking the initiative to figure out how to get a card to me even if I didn’t offer a business card. While we’re on the subject, I would prefer to offer my card, rather than have it asked – that to me sounds like you’re going to harass me and not respect the time that it takes to recruit. (I could be the only one that feels this way, though.)
I say, do the research to find out their mailing address and send them a handwritten note.
Post # 12
ps. And I have never judged anybody for accepting water. But if you ask for a latte or a diet coke, I’m judging. o.O