Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the March 13, 2006 issue of QuintZine.
Writing a thank-you letter after an interview doesn’t just showcase a candidate’s manners — it can also make or break their chances of landing a job. Nearly 15 percent of 650 hiring managers say they would not hire someone who failed to send a thank-you letter after the interview. Thirty-two percent say they would still consider the candidate, but would think less of him or her, according to a recent CareerBuilder.com survey.
Although most hiring managers expect to receive a thank-you note, format preferences differ. One in four hiring managers prefer to receive a thank-you note in e-mail form only; 19 percent want the e-mail followed up with a hard copy; 21 percent want a typed hard copy only, and 23 percent prefer just a handwritten note.
- What results will you achieve?
- How soon will you become productive?
- How much supervision will you need?
- Do you generate more value than cost?
- Can you become a high performer?
- Will you fit into the culture?
- Will you be fun to work with?
- Are you responsible?
- Can you manage your own department?
- Will you stay?
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