thank-you notes

how to write a thank-you note after a job interview

If you’re like most job seekers, you either don’t send thank-you notes after your interviews at all, or you do but you’re confused about the purpose of them, and maybe a little annoyed. It’s a weird convention, after all, since job interviews are business meetings. Why, then, are you supposed to kowtow to your interviewer […]

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which is better: a handwritten thank-you note or an emailed note?

A reader writes: Do you have any thoughts on candidates who send handwritten thank-you notes instead of emails? I’m interviewing candidates right now and I always expect to receive a thank-you email within 24 hours. One candidate never sent me one, so I had mentally declined her. (She wasn’t a superstar in person, so that […]

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are interview thank-you notes going out of style?

A reader writes: I emailed you a bit ago about creating an audio clip in a resume which you suggested to not do because no one would take the time to hear it. Now I’m in a position where I hire, I TOTALLY see why… I’d find it annoying and I’d probably delete it. Anyway, […]

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thank-you notes: they’re not about thanking anyone

The job search advice industry has done a decent job of convincing job-seekers that they should send a thank-you note after a job interview, but a really bad job of explaining why and what the note should include. Here are the five most important things to know about how a post-interview thank-you note can increase […]

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