Beans
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Enterprise Account Executive
Hand written with a lil lipstick smudge in the corner. Let โ€˜em know how far youโ€™ll go.
LocoSales
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Jr. Sales Manager
hahahaha great advice include some nudes if they don't bite ;)ย 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
You could send a typed email (not a template) or write a hand written thank you and leave it at the front desk if you are interviewing onsite.
goose
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Sales Executive
I always send an email. ย To everyone. ย Hiring manager, HR, receptionist. ย If I speak with you I follow up with an email. ย I don't send letters.ย 
SaaSam
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Account Executive
I always send follow up emails but was wondering specifically about thank you letters as it was suggested to me in a recent first round interviewย 
LordBusiness
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Chief Revenue Officer
I expect an email - hopefully by the time a letter arrives, I've already hired the candidate.ย 
CaneWolf
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Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Do you email candidates thanking them for interviewing you? I think this whole practice is ridiculous.
LordBusiness
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Chief Revenue Officer
To each their own, my personal feel is that selling is doing the little things to stand out, if someone canโ€™t take 12 seconds to shoot me an email, maybe referencing something from our conversation, then are they going to take 12 seconds to do the same for a prospect or client?โ€ฆ.everyone has their own vibe. I was simply sharing mine.
CaneWolf
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Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I hear you. I just think it has to work both ways or no ways. Following your logic, if you can't take the 12 seconds to send that person a thank you referencing the same, are you going to take the 12 seconds to help them close business?ย 
DungeonsNDemos
Big Shot
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Rolling 20's all day
I mean I agree, but as long as most boomers still work and hire the practice will stick around.
AutoSmiler
Arsonist
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Account Executive
I don't think this practice will ever go away because it's just not a boomer thing. It's a professional courtesy practice. Taking the time to send the thank you can make you stand out, not as a candidate, but as a person in general. As we prepare for boomers to move out of the workforce, it's going to be even more important to maintain the personalized human aspect of hiring. However, as @LordBusinessย stated, to each their own, but, I will promise you - the people taking the time to write the thank you note are the ones excelling in what they are doing from a professional perspective (in most cases).ย 
LordBusiness
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Chief Revenue Officer
That's fair, and from time to time if I interview a candidate I REALLY want to bring on the team, then I follow up to thank them for their time.ย ย 
SaaSam
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Account Executive
Good to know! I typically send an email but wasn't sure if this was seen as lazy and informal as opposed to a formatted doc
InQ5WeTrust
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No marketing, mayo isn't an MQL
Ehh I send a follow-up email or LI message - personally not fond of anything more
Sunbunny31
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Sr Sales Executive
Iโ€™ve been using a keyboard for so long my handwriting is abysmal and would probably immediately disqualify me.
FromaBlankPerspective
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District Manager
Typed emails are perfectly acceptable now since things move much quicker than USPS. If you can drop off a handwritten note (per @CuriousFox) that's a bonus!
GrizzleMcThornBody
Arsonist
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See? Sweeeeeeet.
i dont think ive sent a single one ever. they want me they know where to find me.
SuperSaaSd
Contributor
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SDR
Send an email, that's how I got my job!
AnchorPoint
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Business Coach
Do both.ย  I even do it when I interview someone.ย  Quick email of thanks.. and handnote follow up as well.
Diablo
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AE
Formal / informal depends upon what you write / ask / tell. I do write but not to everyone that interviews me.

What is your content all about?
DungeonsNDemos
Big Shot
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Rolling 20's all day
Send a thank you email, nothing too intense. Think of it as the final drop in the bucket that poureth over your goodwill so they go with you after you wow'd them in the interview.
Jewcan_Sam81
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Account Executive
I do it every time, nothing too crazy, about as long as a follow up with a prospect, but if you really give a shit about getting the job, a thank you letter is super important
rmpavlik1
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VP marketing
Sending a thank-you email is fine. Sending handwritten notes has become untenable with remote work---interviewers don't give out their home addresses for obvious reasons. Separately, even before the Pandemic, I doubted the value of sending handwritten notes. IF you're the best candidate you won't need one, and if you're not, even multiple handwritten notes will NOT get you the job. The ONLY time a note might help is if you are exactly even with another candidate...
CLSmooth
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Recruiter (Former AE)
As a former AE now in the recruiting game, every hiring manager is different on what they expect but 9 out of 10 I work with expect a follow up/thank you email reiterating some key points from the conversation and why they are the best fit for the job.ย 

None expect an attachment and none like something too short or long. Keep it sweet and simple.

do it with in 24hours at the absolute latest but best to do it within a few hours after the interview.
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Do you send a thank you email after an interview?

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Do you send a thank you email after an interview?
sa Je me
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sailak , ย  Jevonews , ย  meetalk ย  and 55 people voted
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Stole this from a LinkedIn post but it's actually good advice. For all of us going through interviews.

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