Thank-you notes - handwritten or by email?


Dear T.J.,

Sending a well-written thank-you note to those who interviewed you is certainly a classy gesture. It could potentially differentiate you from other candidates. And people generally appreciate sincere thanks. Some surveys have shown that thank-you notes make an impact on hiring decisions. However, you must be careful to proofread, check for misspellings, and keep the content appropriate. Thank-you notes are a great idea when done well, but mistakes will make interviewers question your work product.

Below, I will examine the issue of thank-you notes in greater detail: