(Closed) Should I send a thankyou note over Linkedin after interview?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

Do you know their mailing address? If you don’t have any email addresses, I’d be more inclined to send them a card, postal service style. A real card looks really classy. Plus, if he doesn’t check his linkedin frequently, he may never receive your linkedin thank you. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Can you guess the pattern of his email based on the other two you have? A lot of work places will do [email protected] or something like that. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

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Kandykane:  Unless you think the decision is going to made tomorrow, send a note in the mail or delivery it to the front desk. If the decision will be made very quickly, send a nice email. I don’t think you should send something over linkedin because it’s not certain that this person will check it. Also, imo even super informal companies appreciate cards/notes/emails from applicants. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would still send a hand written thank you note to all 3 of them. It may not be the norm, but it’s very classy and will probably make you stand out from other people. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

A simple birthday type card that is hand written on the inside. I agree with the PP that you can thank the panel in one card (likely have the main interviewer’s information on the envelope). In the card, write something like” Dear XYZ, Thank you for taking the time to etc.” Also, try and reference one important piece of information you received (I enjoyed hearing about the xyz program, which align perfect with my background in XYZ). This shows that you were paying attention and reminds them that you are a good fit for the company. Good luck and I hope this was helpful 🙂

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

Or you can send one note each of them (so 3 notes altogether). 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I’ve only ever done hand-written thank you notes after an interview, sent by snail mail. To this day, I’ve never had an interview without getting an offer. I think anything else is too easy, and doesn’t show as much drive.

For my last interview (just started the job this week!), I just sent a leftover wedding thank you card. It just said “Thank You” on the outside and was blank on the inside, so no one would know it was a wedding thing. I wrote my own personal message on the inside, addressing all the people who interviewed me. I think it’s worth mentioning that this was a highly sought-after job opening with a huge number of applicants, so apart from being a good interviewee who does their research, I swear on the hand-written thank you notes!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: Perthshire, Scotland

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Kandykane:  I’m curious as to what you decided on, if you have already sent a thank you: did your Fiance manage to get the e-mail address or did you go with a hand-written note or Linkedin? 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I usually send a quick email immediately following the interview. I also mail a thank you card or note. I remember one particular job that was really impressed and they were pretty laid back. I think it gives an indication of your character.

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

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Kandykane:  Hey there, I am an HR manager and I conduct interviews almost every single day. My VP and I are the ones who meet with the candidates. I was always taught to follow up with an e-mail just saying thank you.

I will have you know that my VP (he runs our firm) was floored and beyond impressed with a candidate that sent us both a letter (separately) via snail mail thanking us for our time.

I loved it, I still have it on my desk, and unfortuately that young man was scooped up by our competitor before we got the chance to talk to him again (usually a week process for the background check). That was about a year ago and we still talk about him and how we wish we had him on our team.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

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stephanie091512:  This! I’m a rectuier and use this method all the time to find out people’s email addresses….

Anything is better than nothing even if you used LinkedIn…

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