Video Time: 9 Minutes Action Time: 30 minutes – 2 hours
Respect the Interviewer’s timetable
Most likely during the interview, your interviewer will let you know when they will be getting back to you with their decision. Respect that decision by not constantly bombarding them with emails and calls. Don’t be a stalker! We understand that you are excited and anxious to hear back about the job. But if you are TOO eager it will leave a bad impression on the hiring manager.
Select a thank you card.
You should choose a thank you card that reflects the type of company, the personality of the company, or something that they will remember about you.
For example, if you just interviewed at Starbucks, try to find a card with a coffee mug on it! If you interviewed at PetSmart, find a card with a puppy on it. If you interviewed with a plumbing company, find a card with a plunger on it! This will show them that you put thought into your thank you card.
Write the thank you card.
A handwritten card is a perfect way to show that you truly care. With that being said, remember that penmanship matters!
Deliver the Card.
The timing of when you deliver the card or when the card arrives is very important. Make sure it reaches the interviewer before the job decision is made. Otherwise, it is useless.
WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR THANK YOU CARD:
1. Start the card by addressing your interviewer by name.
WHEN TO DELIVER THE THANK YOU CARD:
If your interview was Monday and they are making the decision on Friday then you want the card to be delivered on Thursday. If your interview was Thursday and they are making the decision the next day then get the card, go back into the office, and kindly ask the receptionist to hand deliver the card to the correct individual.
This ensures that you will be fresh in the interviewer’s mind right before they make the big decision! This is crucial.