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Old 03-07-2019, 07:23 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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As a hiring manager for many years, I almost always make my decision within 1/2 hour of the last interview. That's why the "thank you" letter is useless, but also, your opportunity to sell yourself is at the interview. Once you go out the door there is nothing more that can be done. If there is any kind of explanation for not "being 100% yourself" such as illness, it should be mentioned at the start of the interview, or at least at the end (but then it seems like an excuse). At this point just let it go, maybe it went better than you thought, there is still hope so good luck.
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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As a hiring manager for many years, I almost always make my decision within 1/2 hour of the last interview. That's why the "thank you" letter is useless, but also, your opportunity to sell yourself is at the interview. Once you go out the door there is nothing more that can be done. If there is any kind of explanation for not "being 100% yourself" such as illness, it should be mentioned at the start of the interview, or at least at the end (but then it seems like an excuse). At this point just let it go, maybe it went better than you thought, there is still hope so good luck.
Thank you Hemlock140. I've read comments from you before in regards to the thank you letter. I decided to only send a thank you to the hiring manager only and not the 6 other people who were in the room. I had spent so much time preparing the presentation and traveling there I was done with spending any additional time on 6 different thank you notes.
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