thank-you notes

is it possible to send an interview thank-you note too quickly?

A reader writes: I have a question about thank-you letters after an interview. In today’s world of cell phones being able to do email, I can actually have the thank-you letter sent before I even leave the interviewer’s office. I literally just said thank-you and shook hands three minutes ago, and am sending the thank-you email […]

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must I send thank-you’s to all 5 of my interviewers?

A reader writes: I interviewed at a company where I met with 5 different people. Am I supposed to write and send a thank you card to each person I met with, or only the one person who is making the hiring decision and would potentially be my boss? Well, you don’t have to, but […]

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should I send flowers after a job interview?

A reader writes: I was just wondering if you think it’s a good idea to send flowers after an interview for a thank you. It’s a nice thought, but no — it’s too much. I know it can feel differently, but an employer is not doing you a favor by interviewing you. They are hoping […]

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saying thank-you after getting job rejection feedback

If you ask someone who rejected you for a job for feedback about how you could do better next time and that person takes the time to respond, you really, really should follow up with at least a “thank you.” Giving that feedback is not obligatory, and many employers ignore those requests. If someone takes […]

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thanking boss after getting laid off

A reader writes: I have been at my job for 11 months and the company laid off everyone but 2 people because of the slow economy (22 people in all). I was one of the ones laid off. I absolutely loved the job. Would it be proper to write a thank you note to the […]

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thank-you note for not being laid off?

A reader writes: My husband has been successfully employed by the same company for 13 years. Due to the economic climate, the company has been forced to lay-off 14% of their staff. Fortunately, my husband’s job has been spared, and at least for the moment, we feel that his job is secure. Would it be […]

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