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Naaarwich
17th July 2010, 23:03
So many people on the web state that you should always send a thank you letter after you have attended an interview. I have never done this but will always give feedback to the agent. A fellow contractor recently told me that he always sends thank you letters to the interviewer.

I'm curious - do any of you send thank you letters / emails to interviewers?

scooterscot
18th July 2010, 00:26
business must be getting desperate

MarillionFan
18th July 2010, 07:22
So many people on the web state that you should always send a thank you letter after you have attended an interview. I have never done this but will always give feedback to the agent. A fellow contractor recently told me that he always sends thank you letters to the interviewer.

I'm curious - do any of you send thank you letters / emails to interviewers?

I've been known to send a 'Thanks!' letter to interviewers homes made out of words cut from Sundays newspapers, but it's never got me a second interview.:mad:

Gonzo
18th July 2010, 08:00
I've been known to send a 'Thanks!' letter to interviewers homes made out of words cut from Sundays newspapers, but it's never got me a second interview.:mad:You should use The Sun instead, it will be cheaper. :rolleyes:

Although, there is the possibility that it won't contain all the words that you want, so best carry on as you are.

Doggy Styles
18th July 2010, 09:34
business must be getting desperateIt's common courtesy. That's a bit old fashioned these days, but it's how things should be done.

OwlHoot
18th July 2010, 09:55
So many people on the web state that you should always send a thank you letter after you have attended an interview. I have never done this but will always give feedback to the agent. A fellow contractor recently told me that he always sends thank you letters to the interviewer.

I'm curious - do any of you send thank you letters / emails to interviewers?

After a contract interview it seems a bit ingratiating and creepy, or at least that's what I would think if I were the client. In any case one should communicate via the agency (if going through one).

For a permie interview, it may not be so clear cut. But it could still be misread, for example that you think the interviewers may forget you (indicating a lack of confidence in yourself or in their competence), or you feel you didn't get a chance to present a complete case at the interview (which again is an implicit criticism of you and/or the interviewers).

Zippy
18th July 2010, 10:40
I don't send a thank you letter. At the end of the interview I just thank them for their time and make sure they know I'm interested (even if Im not). It's the polite thing to do.

BolshieBastard
18th July 2010, 11:46
So many people on the web state that you should always send a thank you letter after you have attended an interview. I have never done this but will always give feedback to the agent. A fellow contractor recently told me that he always sends thank you letters to the interviewer.

I'm curious - do any of you send thank you letters / emails to interviewers?

WTF!? Whatever next, send a box of chocolates to the agent for securing the interview in the first place?

I thank the agent verbally if they phone me back with feedback. Otherwise, just deal with it.

scooterscot
18th July 2010, 11:56
It's common courtesy. That's a bit old fashioned these days, but it's how things should be done.

In the business world nice people come last, fact, hence hence why my company has not achieved the dizzy heights of Mr Jobs :devil

I would settle for a Mr Dyson level of accomplishment.

alreadypacked
18th July 2010, 18:30
WTF!? Whatever next, send a box of chocolates to the agent for securing the interview in the first place?

I thank the agent verbally if they phone me back with feedback. Otherwise, just deal with it.

I did bring a box of Irish chocolates to the agent who got me my current gig. But they did pick me up from the hotel and take me to the interview, also did the same on my first day on client site. Oh and got me + £200 on my last rate.

lje
19th July 2010, 07:48
This seems to be something which has come from the States. I've done a lot of interviewing in my time and I've never had a thank you letter in the UK or China, but when I lived in the US I used to get them all the time. I found it creepy to be honest. :frown

SupremeSpod
19th July 2010, 07:55
I don't send a thank you letter. At the end of the interview I just thank them for their time and make sure they know I'm interested (even if Im not). It's the polite thing to do.

What psycho-cat said.

d000hg
19th July 2010, 08:10
Does the agency send you a thankyou letter for letting them represent you?

amcdonald
29th March 2011, 08:51
Sending a thank you letter just makes you look desperate

Mr.Whippy
29th March 2011, 09:43
I once sent a thank you email direct to the client after they offered me a role and I declined. I sent them the email to thank them for the offer and to explain why I'd declined it because I wasn't sure what bulltulip the agent would feed them as he was pretty annoyed I didn't take it and I didn't want him to ruin any potential future work at that client.

Pondlife
29th March 2011, 09:46
I usually wait a month and then send an invoice.

:tongue

jmo21
29th March 2011, 10:14
I once sent a thank you email direct to the client after they offered me a role and I declined. I sent them the email to thank them for the offer and to explain why I'd declined it because I wasn't sure what bulltulip the agent would feed them as he was pretty annoyed I didn't take it and I didn't want him to ruin any potential future work at that client.

I think this is only scenario when I would do it.

Spacecadet
29th March 2011, 10:24
I'm curious - do any of you send thank you letters / emails to interviewers?

Never

I only on very rare occasion bother with a covering letter, if they want my thanks, they can hire me (which they usually do!)

DimPrawn
29th March 2011, 10:29
What brought this dull thread back to life?