It’s a big part of the interview process.
“The hiring manager expects one, and it’s peculiar if you don’t send it,” Salemi said. Just imagine the hiring manager has interviews with three other candidates. They all send thank-you notes, and you don’t.
Will you lose the job because of it? “It’s one of those nice touches that you absolutely should do,” Salemi says.
Entry-level applicants sometimes write too casually. Salemi said she’s seen follow-up emails written as if the job applicant was text messaging a friend.
One applicant emailed, “Tks 4 yr time,” Salemi said.
Make sure your letter hits the right notes with these tips.