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Old 08-30-2010, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the Rainbow
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Is it good or redundant to send a thank you emal after a final interview? I usually don't but I am not sure considering the dismal job market.

Thanks
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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I did for my current job. Now, I met with some additional individuals during my second interview and so for them it was their first thank-you letter. But there were two people who were also present at my first interview and they received a second letter.

I made sure that the letter was a wholly different composition than my first letter, and different for each person. I didn't just rearrange the sentences or change a few adjectives.

I don't know if it helped, but I don't think it hurt me! And it only took a few minutes to write and send.
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the Rainbow
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did you just thank them again or what did you say because I have no idea what to write. It wasn't really an interview I just completed a kind of test to see my skill level.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:41 PM
 
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Yes, I used the word's "thank you".

It was something alongt he lines of...

"Thank you again for taking time to meet with me to review my qualifications and discuss the available position in greater detail. I really enjoyed listening to your descriptions of the fascinating projects you are working on and the intricate knowledge and detail required for their execution. I believe I am up to the challenge this position presents.

I hope you will continue to consider me for this position. If you should need any additional information from me, please do not hesitate to contact me."


There were two people in my first interview and four in my second, and by the end it did get a bit difficult to think of ways to write unique letters to each of them. I think I managed to succeed in doing so by thinking how each of them were viewing the hiring process, given their different positions in the company. For example I got the impression that my (future) direct line manager was more interested in finding someone with the right personality fit for the team, whereas the owner of the company was more interested in qualifications and value for their money. So I tailored my letters accordingly. I iterated my qualifications and accomplishments to the owner, and to the line manager I wrote about my work style and enthusiasm.
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:41 AM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Yes, I used the word's "thank you".

It was something alongt he lines of...

"Thank you again for taking time to meet with me to review my qualifications and discuss the available position in greater detail. I really enjoyed listening to your descriptions of the fascinating projects you are working on and the intricate knowledge and detail required for their execution. I believe I am up to the challenge this position presents.

I hope you will continue to consider me for this position. If you should need any additional information from me, please do not hesitate to contact me."


There were two people in my first interview and four in my second, and by the end it did get a bit difficult to think of ways to write unique letters to each of them. I think I managed to succeed in doing so by thinking how each of them were viewing the hiring process, given their different positions in the company. For example I got the impression that my (future) direct line manager was more interested in finding someone with the right personality fit for the team, whereas the owner of the company was more interested in qualifications and value for their money. So I tailored my letters accordingly. I iterated my qualifications and accomplishments to the owner, and to the line manager I wrote about my work style and enthusiasm.


That's the same way my 2nd thank you letter started. I wasn't sure if I should at the time but I did it anyway because it was the only job dragging their feet. The two other company offered me the job after 1 interview.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Somewhere over the Rainbow
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Thanks fo the advice it's been really helpful
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Buffalo, trying to leave
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This is how mine went.

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Mr. ***,

I wanted to thank you again for taking the time today to discuss my future with ***. Based on our discussion, I am even surer than before that *** is the place where I want to grow my career. It really does seem like great things are in store for the bank, and I would certainly be honored if I were chosen to be part of them.

I realized that we never discussed my availability, I would need to give my 2 weeks notice with ***, and then about one week to relocate to ***, however, if you needed me sooner, I’m sure I could work something out.

Have a great evening, and I hope to speak with you soon.

PS – Thanks for the directions to the stadium, it was a really great area.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Somewhere over the Rainbow
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This is how mine went.
Is surer a word? Did you get the job?
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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When in doubt, yes. Unless you come up with a surefire, logical reason why it would hurt your chances, I'd always say go for it. If someone decides that you're too clingy because of your second follow up letter, then they aren't worth working for. That's the thing about people. We're all different, we all have different opinions about 'how to' or 'what is'. There is no perfect solution, just do what seems like the right thing to do.
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