Should He Try a Video Thank-You After Interview?

Kevin writes:
My wife suggested I tape a video of myself thanking a company for the interview and then sending it as a clip embedded within an email. What are your thoughts on this?

The Career Doctor responds:
Interesting idea. I think I’d be inclined to stick with a straight-text thank you. Whenever I see an opportunity to click on a video I usually avoid it because it will be time-consuming even if the video is very short.

I could maybe see a video thank-you if it’s a technical position and you want to show your skills. At this point however I think there are just too many chances that the video idea could backfire (some employers may not even be able to play the video). Now if you’re asking if you should always send SOME KIND OF THANK YOU the answer is absolutely.
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