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NPR - Interview Related

I have never sent a thank you note for an interview.  To be honest, I never wanted any of the jobs enough to do it.

I REALLY want the job I interviewed for on Thursday, so I sent a thank you note.  Now I'm reading on MM that I probably sent it way too late (I sent it out in yesterdays mail). 

Or, if you listen to the other half of the posters, I look desperate for sending it at all.

 Dammit all to pieces, now I am worried.

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Re: NPR - Interview Related

  • For the job I currently have (started in June)... I really really wanted the job for so many reasons. 

    I went after it with a vengance.  I emailed them to say thank you for the oppurtunity, and that I thought I would be a good fit for the firm.  I recieved an email back almost immediately that they wanted a second interview.  After that interview, I again sent an email saying thank you blah blah.

    I wouldn't stress.  I'll send you some job dust :).

  • ok, now I have not been in the interview market in a bit--but first I don't think that is too late--and second, better late than never.

    besides, if they think you look desperate for sending it, they are probably just jealous of your nice etiquette :-) 

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  • I think you should always send a thank you note, but I'd estimate that I get them from less than half of interviewees. It is not something that we weigh heavily or even discuss during the discussion process. And in my opinion better late than never.
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    I have never sent a thank you note for an interview.  To be honest, I never wanted any of the jobs enough to do it.

    I REALLY want the job I interviewed for on Thursday, so I sent a thank you note.  Now I'm reading on MM that I probably sent it way too late (I sent it out in yesterdays mail). 

    Or, if you listen to the other half of the posters, I look desperate for sending it at all.

     Dammit all to pieces, now I am worried.

    Try not to sweat it.  I interviewed for my current job on a Friday and headed out of town pretty much right after so I wasn't able to get my thank you notes (one to the HR person and one to my program director-two separate notes) out until that Tuesday...and I got the job.  Quit worrying...it's out of your hands now :)

  • I do think it is a bit late, but better late then never if they haven't made a decision yet.  I certainly don't think it looks desperate.  Lots of job dust to you.
  • I agree it's better late than never, and who knows if it's too late or not. It's really hard to tell from the outside how fast the recruiting process is going to move. Sometimes an employer is looking to make a decision within a few days after interviewing. Other times, they have a lot of other things going on and can't move the process forward very quick at all.

    I would say (just for future reference) that I generally prefer to receive an e-mailed thank you, since it's more timely than snail mail. I absolutely do pay attention to thank yous (and other follow-up correspondence), and don't think they're desperate. But I also work in a field where communication is a big part of the job (PR), so I admit I'm probably more critical of candidates' communication skills than I would be if I was recruiting for a different type of position.

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  • Don't worry about it.

    For future reference, it is okay to send an email TY the day of the interview when you return home. With our mail services, it would be 3-5 days after it arrived before a handwritten one saw our mailboxes, then another god knows how many days before we checked said mailboxes. 

    I used to do all of the interviewing at the law firm where I worked for 4 years and NEVER got TY notes. Once in a while I would get an email TY, but that was rare. 

  • Good to know that I can email in the future.  This time it wasn't an option, all interviews were set up through HR, so I didn't have the email address for the woman who interviewed me.

    I hope they let me know one way or another about the job.  I'm thinking they will, because originally I was applying for another job in the company and they emailed me letting me know it was filled internally (I never got to interview for that one).

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    Good to know that I can email in the future.  This time it wasn't an option, all interviews were set up through HR, so I didn't have the email address for the woman who interviewed me.

    I hope they let me know one way or another about the job.  I'm thinking they will, because originally I was applying for another job in the company and they emailed me letting me know it was filled internally (I never got to interview for that one).

    Always get a business card :) And you can also email the staffing asst through HR for the person's full name and email! 

  • I'm not to sure on the how long is to long bit but I will send a little job dust your way! Good luck.

    P.S. I usually opt for a thank you call rather then a letter. I don't know who told me to do that but someone did haha!

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