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Is writing thank you notes/emails not common for millennials? Considering dropping a candidate because they didn't take the time to send a simple thank you.

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I think its classy to send thank yous. Nothing about stroking an ego... However i do think it depends on your service line. If Ops group most impt trait I am looking for is technical expertise... If in client & market (consulting) everyone who achieved an interview is intelligent - I am looking for how you interact with people,
How you handle yourself in certain situations, and a thank you note tells me the candidate understands at an early age relationship building.

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Thank you notes are generally more than a "thank you". They are also a showing of interest for that job. As a millennial, we were taught to write thank you notes, generally within the 24-48 hours of the interview. It also helps put you back at top of mind with the interviewer. But- when o got hired at Accenture- they called back sooner than I could write the thank you email- plus since it was all organized through HR I didn't have the MDs email addy. Don't hold it against the dude who didn't write the note.

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You're an asshole to do that. Self entitled narcissist. He didn't thank you?! GTFO

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@OP please forward me his resume. I'd rather look at credentials than whether he stoked my ego and gave me a petty 2 seconds of self gratification by thanking me for taking the time out to talk to a him

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Tale of two EYs.

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I've never been an interviewer, but I've been a greeter. Most of the time at Deloitte, I've seen the interviewer make a decision about the candidate almost instantly after the interview. I seriously doubt these interviewers are sitting around waiting for a thank you email before providing feedback to the recruiter. Nobody has time for that. But I guess you do....LOL

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First year hire and I always sent a thank you note to every interviewer. I would def not hire him if he can't follow best practices

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@EY1 really? Sending thank you notes is generally a common practice for any job...

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A perfect example of what's wrong with leadership here. Marginalizing a whole age group to boot. Shameful.

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@EY2 the candidates do not have the interviewers email most times since its arranged by the recruiter. As long as the candidate is a great fit why throw tantrums over thank you notes

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@EY2: there's a reason why we don't let first hires decide who to hire.

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No one ever not offered me a job for not sending a thank you note!! And I have never sent one. As long as you conclude your intervene well I don't see the need

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I don't send thank you notes. I send an email at most if I haven't heard back in a couple days.

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At northwestern every single one I know sent thank you notes after interviews. Im not arguing whether it's right or wrong. Just saying that a year ago it was the best practice at my college. That's all

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I interview people every year for our entry program. someone we were in the fence about sent a nice note (not canned) while we were still discussing candidates, and that pushed him into the Yes. Tl;dr: it never hurts and can only help.

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Thank you note is the typical robotic MBA kool-aid practice. It does not prove anything. An idiot can send thank you notes and a very valuable person can forget or just not think its necesary. Judging people by these protocols is why many idiots end up having these jobs.

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Did the candidate thank you at the end of the interview? Why wouldn't a verbal 'thank you' suffice?

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I was taught to send thank you notes, but I still think it's ridiculous. And I don't penalize folks for not sending them.

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I always send thank you email, if I have their email. Funny, they never reply with some exceptions. I think it is a useless practice that does not mean anything...

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^ Right - this is why people leave ACN daily: people with a LITTLE bit of authority messing other people's money up over petty shit. Then you have projects staffed with people who aren't as qualified but exceed expectations at ass kissing.

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I'd teach ey1 a thing or two about character but then again that would just stroke his ego and waste my petty 2 seconds talking to someone who is clearly not bright.

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