(Closed) Second Interview Thank You Note Etiquette

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
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2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
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127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 # 8
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10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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 # 10
Hostess
16194 posts
Honey Beekeeper

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!

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