Do you send thank you notes after you interview with someone? I’m pretty sure I sent notes for my current job, but I know I haven’t done it for every position I’ve ever interviewed for. Certainly not when I was interviewing in college. I guess now that I think about it, I am more diligent about it when I am more interested in the job.
I’ve done my fair share of interviewing too – college students and seasoned professionals. I always appreciated getting notes, but I don’t think it in any way influenced my decision on the candidate – primarily because I make that decision right after the interview. I kind of feel like it was the weaker candidates who were more likely to send notes. It’s also a little creepy to get a note from someone you did not give your contact information to. I guess it shows a certain level of initiative to guess your email address, and it isn’t hard these days, but still. If you really want to send me a note, ask for my card.
So I’m not sure I agree with the Managing Editor of Business Insider who says you absolutely must send a thank-you note electronically. Do you?