Jul 17, 2019 - 11:36 PM
For example, CareerBuilder found in a 2011 survey that 22 percent of hiring managers would toss out an applicant who didn't send a thank-you note after an interview, contending it signals poor follow-through and a lack of interest in the job. A Robert Half International survey found that 81 percent of hiring managers expect a follow-up message within two weeks of sending an application.
Always send a thank-you email or letter to everyone you met 24 hours after an interview, making sure you proof it carefully before sending. In the email or letter you can also address some of the highlights of the interview, showing that the company is still on your mind. If the company doesn't respond to an initial follow-up, send a second email after a week or two, including your original email.
However, it's not a good idea to follow up more than twice after an interview as it may irritate hiring managers who are still interviewing candidates.