The thank-you note is valuable for job seekers beyond demonstrating their interest in a position. This also is an opportunity to re-emphasize the skills and expertise they would bring to the role and address any outstanding concerns they may have from the interview.
The best strategy is to send a quick e-mail shortly after the interview followed by a handwritten note. Whether you choose to send a thank-you via e-mail or in writing, the key is to send one!
-- DeLynn Senna, executive director of North American permanent placement services, Robert Half International
DeLynn Senna，Robert Half International公司的北美永久性就业服务的执行董事。
A Good Way to Stand Out 脱颖而出的一个好方法
While my hiring managers or I would not make a hiring decision based solely on a thank you note, a short and well-written note from a candidate following an interview will certainly not hurt their chances. As most candidates don't follow up this way, you will automatically stand out if you do, and this can set you apart from the crowd in a positive way.
For example, a tasteful hand-written card sent to your interviewer is thoughtful, and will probably end up on their desk or bulletinboard for awhile, further reminding them of you when they see it. An alternative is to send an email note, which may appear more professional, will arrive more quickly, and has the advantage of being able to be forwarded on to other interested parties within the company.
-- Suzanne McFadden, senior technical staffing consultant, Wells Fargo
Suzanne McFadden，Wells Fargo公司的高级技术咨询人员
Boost Your Impact Easily 轻松的提高你的影响
According to surveys, about 85 percent of executives say that a post interview thank-you note has some influence on the hiring decision. While only half of candidates send thank-you notes, it seems to be an easy gesture everyone should use to greatly impact the hiring process. Surveys also suggest that hiring managers are divided in terms of preference for receiving thank-you notes by email or letter. It is therefore up to you to decide which method best fits the culture of the organization.