It’s simple, quick, leaves a lasting impression and makes a significant difference in who gets an offer of employment. Research indicates that only 20% of candidates who have been on an interview follow up with a thank you note. Where are the other 80% of job seekers missing the boat?
You have spent years in school preparing for your career, weeks researching potential companies and probably traveled a great distance for the interview. You feel that the interview went well. You really want the position, so what do you do when you leave the interview? More often than not, you just return home and wait for a call back.
After all of this time, money and effort you really need to follow-up with a thank you note. Most hiring authorities prefer a simple, to the point email. Thank them for their time and let them know that you want the job. It is that simple and can be done in a matter of minutes. The result can be a long rewarding career.