Now follow up with the thank-you note. I know I never hire someone who doesn't thank me for the interview. Monster lists some common mistakes, including sending a gift!
10 mistakes that could wreck your thank-you note and cost you the job
In today’s fast-paced world of online job ads, mobile apps and social media networking, does something as old-fashioned as a post-interview thank-you note still mean anything? In a word, yes. Actually, heck yes.
“A thank-you letter is a must,” says Diane Gottsman, owner of The Protocol School of Texas, a company specializing in executive leadership and business etiquette training.
“If you and another candidate are equal contenders and the other person follows up with a thank-you note and you don’t, you’re going to lose out,” she says.
A thank-you note reinforces that you’re seriously interested in the position and lets you reiterate that you’re the best person for the job.
However, there’s a right way and a wrong way to craft the perfect thank-you note. Make sure you don’t blow your chance to seal the deal by avoiding these 10 common stumbling blocks.