Day 29: The Importance of Thank You

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In the job search process the details matter. When ten people interview for a job, you must go the extra mile to standout in a positive way. A traditional way of leaving a good impression is following up each interview with a thank you. Whether it’s a physical letter or email, a thank you matter. Yes, you are trying to get a job, but you’re also interacting with people. Show your appreciation through a thank you note.

 

Thanking the recruiter or employer for his or her time and consideration goes a long way. Make sure to reference any key points from your interview. If there was any personal connection made over attending a similar school, love of certain sports team, or the like, reference that. It shows the interviewer you were engaged.

 

If you are giving the interviewer a physical letter, make sure you bring it to the interview personally addressed to your interviewer and sealed in an envelope. When you leave your interview, simply leave you envelope with the secretary.

 

If you are thanking electronically, the best course of action is via email. Ask for your interviewer’s business card. Follow up with your interviewer within 24 hours. Reach out to your interviewer on LinkedIn if you neglect to get proper contact information to follow up.

 

After ten back-to-back interviews, you should do anything that helps you differentiate yourself in a positive way. 

 

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