Post # 1
Can any of the HR bees (or anyone, really!) weigh in?
I had an excellent second interview this morning, in a position I would love to have (at a major University). Now I’m sending thank you notes to the people who interviewed me. I have two questions. Last time I sent a thank you note on my little monogrammed cards through the mail, and only one person interviewed me so it was easy. This morning though, the same person (who would be my direct boss) interviewed me, her boss interviewed me, and all the people I would be directly working with were there as well (they all have the same title that I would have). Who do I send a thank you note to? And can I do it via email this time? I’m thinking email is okay, and that I should just do my immediate boss and her boss. Anyone have any advice here? Thanks!
Post # 3
Personally, I wouldn’t send a second thank you note. If you really want to send something id go with a short email, I would only send it to the bosses.
Post # 4
Humm to be honest, if someone sent me a thank you note I would think it was overly polite and (sorry to be blunt) desperate.
Drop a quick email to lady who interviewed you, that is all you need to do.
Edit: I should add that I am speaking from a corporate POV and notes may be completely appropriate in less formal workplaces.
Post # 5
I agree with @Captain and @Fauxboho. I think sending thank you’s for a 2nd interview is overkill. You obvi made it past the 1st round, so they are interested. If you don’t hear back in 3-5 business days, I would follow with a concise “Thank you for your time, what are the next steps” email.
This is just from my experience…I just interviewed a few months ago for new jobs and toyed around with the idea of sending thank you cards, but just seemed unnecessary, so I didn’t. Ended up with 3 job offers without sending thank yous. At the end of the day if they want to hire you, you’ll get an offer regardless of a Thank you note.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t even consider hiring one who did not at least drop me a thank you email for my time, etc. and so on. It is a deciding factor for me
Post # 7
@Neetch: Send a quick thank-you email.
Post # 8
Monogrammed notes are overkill. Plus, there is a big delat in when you send them/they get them vs when you had the interview.
They’ve most likely already discussed you right after the meeting/interview, so a card 3 days later won’t do much.
Post # 9
Welp. I sent an email to the bosses, and the direct boss sent me an email back that was super nice and included the emails of everyone else who interviewed me as well with a note about how she was sure they would love to hear from me as well.
I’m used to legal hiring though, where they tell us if we don’t send thank you notes we’re basically ensuring we won’t get the job. I wasn’t sure how well that translated to university hiring, thus my question, but maybe the etiquette for that stuff is a little more formal in the South. Anyway, thanks you all for your help!
@crayfish: Yeah, I only sent a note card after the first one because I knew I was their very first interview and they had a handful of people after me and I wanted to make sure I was still on their radar.
Post # 10
I don’t know. Written thank-you notes are encouraged as something that sets you apart in my area and in my industries, too. I usually stop on my way home from an interview to write them and stick them in the mail, and they arrive the next business day, so there’s hardly a delay. Although I agree that an email thank-you will suffice in this situation. 🙂 Good luck and keep us posted!
Post # 11
It’s the norm for everyone I know too. I would have never thought some people would think getting a thank you card in the mail was odd. But it’s really about what the custom is in the area, I guess.