STOP Sending Thank You Letters After a Job Interview

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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    Sending a thank you letter after a job interview is one of the best things you can do to follow-up with your interviewer. Sending a thank you letter reinforces your commitment and interest in the position and will likely increase your chances for getting the job. Thank you letters are also called follow-up letters. This thank you letter after a job interview can be a simple email letter that you send to your interviewer to let them know you appreciate their time and that you are still interested in the job.

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  • Shuyue Zhang
    Shuyue Zhang  21 days ago

    Thank You Letters don't always work, but they don't hurt either
    "Thanking them for their time, for inviting you to an interview, letting them know you are still interested in this position"
    It may carry 5-10+% of the weight, but not 50%/ 60%. If you don't have no or too little previous experiences, Thank You Letters won't work.

    It only meant to show appreciation, to nudge them a bit in your direction, but won't change their minds. For 3 candidates they like equally, it will make a difference, but if you are the 8#/9#, it won't work. In general, Thank You Letter indeed worked before, and sometimes make a complete difference. Besides US it also worked in Europe, where follow-up is less common.

    Send within 24 hours after the interview, and you can plan/ draft it before the interview, and just change a few thing afterwards and send in a couple of hours.
    If you've screwed the interviews, it's an opportunity to correct a "bad" interview, bring the lost points you forgot to mention in the interview and add more values.

  • N Blu
    N Blu  a months ago

    Shall I send it after 8 days?
    To the all 4 people who interviewed me?

  • avgonyma1
    avgonyma1  a months ago +1

    Don, I had a good interview but wasn't hired. I am about to write a thank you letter, but am indecisive weather or not (and how) I should ask them, if they can say sth about why they did not decide to go ahead (to the next step) with me?

  • David Lara
    David Lara  a months ago

    Thank you letters don't get you jobs, but they make you look good for future available positions.

  • Mrs Shanelle
    Mrs Shanelle  a months ago

    Another informative video. Thanks Don! Is asking for feedback appropriate in a thank you letter?

  • 甘溫
    甘溫  a months ago +1

    Oops I didn't send out the thank-you letter for the interview last week. What should I do? Should I still send one 6 days after the interview?

  • Andrew Towle
    Andrew Towle  a months ago

    Thanks Don. I guess I'll send out a letter

  • Life Uncovered
    Life Uncovered  2 months ago

    Love your videos your amazing! Thanks for all the effort and incite you put into everything! Everyone Just finished - How to ace a job interview. If you need motivation to get out there it's a great place to start! #thankyou #youtube #trending

  • Anne Kakai
    Anne Kakai  2 months ago

    I’m glad that there was a twist to this video 🤪because I almost got disappointed because I thought it was contradicting an earlier video where you encouraged us to send thank you letters. I’m glad to see that the advice remains consistent.

  • Hamidreza
    Hamidreza  2 months ago +4

    Respectfully, I am not agree with you, my friends and I did it just in 24-hours after the interview and we face the offer. It really works well.

  • David A
    David A  3 months ago +2

    So... Do not stop sending thank you letters

  • Bald Guy
    Bald Guy  3 months ago

    Don! Thank you for your library. Because of your insights and tips, I was able to land a job with a high profile company in my field all thanks to you especially using the 30-60-90 action in a follow-up thank you email.

  • Topsy Kretts
    Topsy Kretts  3 months ago

    Don is on point. If you bombed the interview, no thank you note, pain letter, or 30-60-90 day plan is going to cover for that. If the employer already made up his/her mind about you during and after the interview, you can’t change that unless something drastic happens. A follow up note only carries about 5-10 percent of the weight just as Don said.

  • Tina XXX
    Tina XXX  4 months ago +1

    I have never sent a thank you letter and all 4 accounting jobs I have had I received it. It doesn't come across as genuine to me. Upon meeting and departing from an interview I ensure they know I am thankful. Most importantly, when they invite me to an interview or a second interview, I am very personable and thankful for the opportunity and it's clearly stated in the email. Before I exit an interview i ask them what's the next step and how soon they will get back to me. And I leave the ball in their court. Otherwise, if I don't get the call back, it wasn't meant to be.

  • Akwaaba B
    Akwaaba B  4 months ago

    had an interview yesterday. i watched your video on the 10 most asked questions. now working on a thank you letter. i wanted to send it within 24 hours, but I didn't. i will send one anyway.

  • MJs World
    MJs World  4 months ago +2

    Great Video. Thanks for breaking this down👍

  • HireSeat LLC
    HireSeat LLC  5 months ago +4

    I've gotten a job off of a thank you letter and it changed my life. Like Don said it's not everything but it shows the hiring manager you are interested and in their busy schedule it puts your name back in their thoughts. Its like's another chance to remind the hiring manager a few days later about everything you bring to the table.

  • David Preston
    David Preston  5 months ago +2

    Great video Don. You put the TYL in its proper perspective and also as a great follow up especially if you have further communication you want to make after an interview. You have got the job! Thank you!

  • abby jassim
    abby jassim  6 months ago +1

    Oh God Don you are the best I always listen to your instruction for the job interview you are very professional.

  • TheMesoPeaks
    TheMesoPeaks  6 months ago +1

    Makes perfect sense.