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Are thank you notes or emails after an interview still recommended? Or, would they just annoy the interviewer?

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I think thank you emails are always necessary. (IMO an email suffices in this current remote environment). Otherwise it seems like you don’t care about the interview/position.

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https://joinfishbowl.com/post_0w0asv here is a post with lots of opinions on topic

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Thank you very much!

Personally, I appreciate a thank you note. For me, not sending one won’t hurt, but sending one will make me remember the interview and appreciate your courtesy. There are definitely other (older) partners who notice when they don’t receive a thank you. I don’t think any interviewer will be annoyed by a thank you. Just keep it short (3-5 sentences) and to the point. If something was discussed in the interview that you can follow up on, that can help!

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^ 100% this. And while an email is adequate and has become customary, I really appreciate handwritten thank yous and they are memorable because almost no one sends anything written by hand anymore.

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Yes must do one of those. I like notes in mail but em ok esp given pandemic

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The last recruiter I worked with says they aren't necessary, but I still send them.

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I find them annoying but it doesn’t impact my decision at all. I’ve usually already written my review by the time they arrive anyway.

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Agreed they are annoying if they are just vacuous and boilerplate but nice touch if you had something from the interview you spoke about.

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I’ve never done it. I think it’s a two way dynamic where I get to learn about the company they get the opportunity to interview me. I don’t think anyone should be thanking anyone else.

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Surely it’s a two way conversation and evaluation but if you want the job I wouldn’t project an attitude that the firm is fortunate to have the opportunity to interview you.

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