(Closed) Job etiquette

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
3076 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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.

Post # 5
8736 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
13095 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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

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