You have heard you should send a thank you after an interview, in fact, one study found that less than 5% of candidates even sent a thank you, so just sending one sets you apart.
How Should You Send It?
Here are three perspectives on how to use it to set yourself apart. They all lean toward the more personal handwritten version. Why?
In today’s electronic world, receiving a hard-copy through the USPS is rare. It takes more time and effort on your part and in many cases, that stands out.
Handwritten and personal
Interviews: The Power of Thank You Notes from Executive Career Brand
6 Tips for Following Up After an Interview from Work It Daily!
Should You Send a Handwritten or Email Thank You Note After an Interview from Business Insider
What Should Your Message Say?
In Crafting the Perfect Thank You Letter, I wrote about what to say and how to lay out a great thank you. I even shared my opinion on paper vs. electronic.
Have you had success sending a handwritten? Did you get a second interview? Did you get the job offer?
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.