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Old 07-16-2016, 11:35 AM
 
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I read that hiring managers expect them, but only 25% of interviewees or less actually send thank you notes. Is this common courtesy becoming more common or less?
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:55 AM
 
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Hiring managers don't expect them.

Thank You Letter After Interview

Do you get a response from sending thank you notes after an interview?

Thank you email? Forgot 1 interviewers name
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:57 AM
 
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Hm, why not send one?
They are quick and easy, and show good up bringing in that you know your manners
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Old 07-16-2016, 12:47 PM
 
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I do it every time.
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Old 07-16-2016, 01:07 PM
 
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Not sending a thank you email after an in-person interview is in poor taste.

As for the question, yes, it is becoming less common.

Personally, I think it's a reflection of the manners of our society eroding over time. Remember when houseguests used to send thank you notes? Now you're lucky to even get one for wedding gifts.
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Old 07-16-2016, 01:16 PM
 
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Sending a thank -you note marks you as an outstanding and thoughtful candidate. If you're interested in the job, send a note.
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Old 07-16-2016, 02:49 PM
 
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Not sending a thank you email after an in-person interview is in poor taste.
Which is why its important to always thank them at the conclusion of the interview.
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Old 07-16-2016, 04:58 PM
 
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Not sending a thank you email after an in-person interview is in poor taste.

As for the question, yes, it is becoming less common.

Personally, I think it's a reflection of the manners of our society eroding over time. Remember when houseguests used to send thank you notes? Now you're lucky to even get one for wedding gifts.
Not going to take my time to thank someone who most likely wasn't even going to hire me anyway. What do I have to thank about you at least in a whole paragraph until you give me an offer? To do so would be insincere.

But I do say "nice meeting you" or something like that at the end of the interview which I would think is just as efficient. A short sentence at the end is all that should be necessary.
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Old 07-16-2016, 05:18 PM
 
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What do I have to thank about you at least in a whole paragraph until you give me an offer? To do so would be insincere.
Why thank someone?

To thank someone for taking time to meet with you.

To thank someone for making the arrangements. Arranging an agenda for candidates is not exactly easy when the interviewers' calendars are hectic. Making arrangements for an out of town candidate is even more difficult and carries expense.

To express continued interest in the position and company.

To end the interaction on a positive note, no matter what might have happened during the conversation.

To demonstrate that you have manners, empathy, and a professional demeanor, which can help if you interview there in the future.

But I can see how the 3 minutes it would take to send a thoughtful email is a tremendous burden on the candidate, so by all means, don't send one if it feels insincere.
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Old 07-16-2016, 05:32 PM
 
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I never sent them and have received offers for every interview I've had.

I've interviewed over 200 people the last few years and received one thank you note. Didn't make one iota of difference to me or my colleagues.
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