So after all that, do you need to send a thank you note?OK. I made my point about using “always”. And about rigid rules. Truth is, I’ve hired many people who never sent a thank you letter who turned out to be great employees. And some of the people who did send thank you notes raised an extra concern because of the way it was written or the grammar and spelling. So just any thank you note doesn’t necessarily win you points.But all that said, a short, well-written thank you for the interview note, can’t hurt. And it may help. Bonus points perhaps if you say something about an idea raised in the interview or telling about something not discussed related to the job that may leave a memorable impression. Just remember to keep it short, sweet and respectful.So, yes … by all means go ahead and send the thank you letter or thank you email. (A handwritten note may be a nice touch, depending on the type of job – and your handwriting.) But please don’t think that because you forgot to send a thank you note that you are out of the running. Except for a rare few cases, it’s not going to lose you the job. It’s just a nice thing.Still, why risk it?
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