Are Thank You Notes Still a Thing? You Bet! Post-Interview Follow Up is an Essential Step in Your Job Search Process

It’s not just good manners. A follow-up email, note, or phone call signals that you want the job and reinforces your suitability for the position:

  • Keep it short and sweet – a brief communication is more likely to be read.
  • Don’t send a text message – it is too casual for this situation.
  • Thank them for their time and consideration.
  • Give 2-3 examples of why you are the right person for the job. Address specific scenarios that were discussed in the interview.
  • Tell them what you will do, not what you can do.
  • Consider a hand-written note – an email may be buried in an inbox, but a hand-written note sits on their desk.