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Is It Necessary to Send a Thank You Note after I Have Had an Interview?

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Is it necessary to send a thank you note after I have had an interview?


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I am often asked this question by candidates with whom I am working and my response is typically met with some surprise. I tell my candidates that - contrary to traditional thought - it is not always necessary to send a thank you note, especially if you have nothing more to say than a generic, "thank you for talking with me; it was good to meet you". Rest assured that not sending a thank you note will certainly not hurt your chances of getting a job. Know, however, that sending one with a typo or other error, or one that sounds entirely too generic or communicates poorly, could very well hurt your candidacy.
Should I send a thank you note after having an interview?

If you feel strongly about sending a thank you note after having made a positive connection in an interview, you should do so but make sure you take the time to have another set of eyes review your draft. Think of the note as evidence of your work product and the detailed care you put into creating and editing it. If you send a thank you note, it becomes a part of your application and an additional means by which a firm evaluates you.

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