82% of employers and recruiters told The Career Exposure Network™ that a Thank You note is a critical follow up after the job interview. Hiring managers report that the Thank You note demonstrates that the applicant is serious about the opportunity and indicates a level of professionalism - a primary characteristic that employers seek in job candidates.
"Your Thank You letter provides a tremendous opportunity to summarize the interview and tell me again how you can contribute," commented an MBACareers.com employer. "I always expect to see a note - it shows courtesy and demonstrates that you are interested." 81% of employers and recruiters also told The Career Exposure Network that email is their preferred method of receiving a follow up. According to a DiversitySearch.com recruiter, "I prefer email because it arrives much faster than regular mail, and it can be in the hands of decision makers BEFORE a final selection decision is made."
"The rules around saying thank you after a job interview have remained the same," said JillXan Donnelly, president of The Career Exposure Network™. "Even in today's fast-paced business environment, a Thank You letter is essential. Remember, common courtesies matter and can provide you the edge in your job search."Source: © The Career Exposure Network™