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Old 07-14-2012, 11:17 AM
 
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It would be great to hear from actual hiring managers and recruiters for their perspective on thank you letters. Am I wasting my time?
Just hired a network engineer after a handful of interviews. One candidate sent a thank-you email, the rest didn't, but it didn't factor in. In a arare occurrence, we had 2 candidates that were neck-and-neck. We simply had them come in for second interviews as a tie-breaker. Deciding on the presence/absence of a note? Deeply irresponsible.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I am digging up an old thread here. I have found if someone really liked you they might respond with something like "hope to see you soon!"
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:17 PM
 
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I've sent emails before and I never had anyone reply back to me. But when I was called in for a final interview, the interviewer said "thanks for the thank you letter"! I wonder if that ever swayed their decision to move me on!
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:19 PM
 
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thank you letters are optional.
I think it's subjective. I've had an interviewer give me his card and say if you have any questions, don't forget to email me! I feel like it's a way to make sure you send them thank yous.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I've gotten a reply from my current job. They said "Nice meeting with you as well, thanks."
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:24 PM
 
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I've gotten a reply from my current job. They said "Nice meeting with you as well, thanks."
If you don't receive a reply is that usually a bad sign?
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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If you don't receive a reply is that usually a bad sign?
No. Few people respond to thank you notes when you think about it. "Thank you for thanking me." "Nice of you to thank me." "No need to thank me." It would be never ending.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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If you don't receive a reply is that usually a bad sign?
No. It is not bad or good I've found. I've also received jobs without getting a reply.
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I think it's subjective. I've had an interviewer give me his card and say if you have any questions, don't forget to email me! I feel like it's a way to make sure you send them thank yous.
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I've sent emails before and I never had anyone reply back to me. But when I was called in for a final interview, the interviewer said "thanks for the thank you letter"! I wonder if that ever swayed their decision to move me on!
LOL! Well it also depends on the industry. If you are a non-profit pro you better send thank you letters!

I think the thank you letters are a really good way to share a brilliant idea you'll work on when you join the team....and ask a smart question!
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