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Old 02-05-2016, 02:02 PM
 
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I had an initial phone interview with a recruiter yesterday and hiring manager today. I only have recruiter's email. Should I follow up to say thank you for interview/calls and if so when?
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Old 02-05-2016, 02:18 PM
 
Location: nYC
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it depends on many factors, they do teach entry level to write thank you letters to annoying belabor-mouses for wasting your time
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Old 02-05-2016, 02:25 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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You could write on the same day or the day after. Keep it short - thank them for their time and express your continued interest in the role. Period.
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Old 02-05-2016, 02:32 PM
 
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thanks
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Old 02-12-2016, 06:53 PM
 
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I always sent a thank you email and in it I highlighted items that were discussed in the interview. If you felt you may have not answered the question fully the thank you letter can give you a chance to clarify your answer
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Old 02-12-2016, 06:56 PM
 
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I've never sent a single thank you email or letter in my entire professional career. Not once.
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Old 02-12-2016, 07:50 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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If you want to send a thank you email, you should do it within 24 hours of the interview.

However, I've never sent one to someone after a phone interview.
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Old 02-12-2016, 11:56 PM
 
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I've never sent a single thank you email or letter in my entire professional career. Not once.
I don't believe in sending them either. I only sent three post interview than you emails/letters in my entire life, and only because I was 'urged' to do so. One of those didn't get me the job.

Never hurt my career and job prospects.

And never affected my judgement one bit either, whether I received a thank you E-mail or not from someone I interviewed.

As a matter of fact, in my current job, after we interview a candidate, we gather that afternoon immediately after the interview to discuss as a group with the hiring manager. Right there we 'vote' whether we want to move forward with the candidate.

I'm not saying people shouldn't do thank you emails and letters, but to me if an organization likes and wants you, they'll hire you regardless whether you send one or not.
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:38 AM
 
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I don't believe in sending them either. I only sent three post interview than you emails/letters in my entire life, and only because I was 'urged' to do so. One of those didn't get me the job.

Never hurt my career and job prospects.

And never affected my judgement one bit either, whether I received a thank you E-mail or not from someone I interviewed.

As a matter of fact, in my current job, after we interview a candidate, we gather that afternoon immediately after the interview to discuss as a group with the hiring manager. Right there we 'vote' whether we want to move forward with the candidate.

I'm not saying people shouldn't do thank you emails and letters, but to me if an organization likes and wants you, they'll hire you regardless whether you send one or not.
My last 2 jobs I got verbal offer before I left the interviews and offer letters the day after.

I know we have all heard of stories where they ended up with 2 equally qualified candidates and the one that wrote them a thank you letter got hired. It's just not been my experience at all.
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