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Old 04-03-2012, 09:43 AM
 
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After the interview do you send a thank you note via email or snail mail? A friend is saying I should send a thank you via snail mail because it stands out more. Advice?
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:49 AM
 
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I've done snail mail thank you notes, but that was 7 years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth. I'd send an e-mail especially if it is a large company. That guarantees the person will actually receive it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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E.mail to companies and Snail to family. "It's that personal touch that makes a difference".
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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It depends on when the decision will be made.

If it's going to be made 2-3 days from when you interview or sooner, email (it's faster). If it's going to be made beyond 3 days from when you interview, snail mail (it's seems more personal, especially if neatly handwritten).
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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None of the above. I don't know what kind of jobs you are applying for, but a 'thank you' note means nothing in my field and has no influence on the hiring process. I would be interested to know if any hiring managers actually weigh a thank you note into their hiring decision or not and for what types of positions.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:57 AM
 
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I don't know what kind of jobs you are applying for, but a 'thank you' note means nothing in my field and has no influence on the hiring process.
That's absolutely true as well.

That said, thank you notes are still a basic sign of common courtesy, and it never hurts to send one.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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Yeah I feel like I rather send one than not. It doesn't hurt to send one but it could hurt you if you don't send one.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:19 AM
 
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It's considered a major faux pas in my field if you don't send one, and my field is pretty general.

Only takes a few minutes at most to send a quick e-mail. I've only used snail mail when the person's e-mail did not seem to be working.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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Its also personal preference on the side if the hiring manager. I don't really care either way (snail vs. Email)...and just sending one isn't going to stand out. But what you write may....

That said, I have colleagues that will weigh thank you notes as part of the decision process.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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I never track who sends them and who doesn't. I don't think I ever got one in the mail.
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