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Should you send a thank you letter/email to a company after a job interview?

The job is a basic administration job. I have sent emails and letters before for previous jobs but it has never got me anywhere at all. Do you think employers like such letters or if it can actually count against you by making you look desperate?

Asked By: Sukie1 - 3/24/2010
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Send a thank you email. Look up the company name in yahoo finance and see if you can get any daily news. Also look up the annual report. Once educated sentence showing that you are interested in the future of the company will make an impression. /
Answered By: Judy - 3/24/2010
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wow, why thank them for interviewing you? you can say it in their face when you're there, but that's it man...
Answered By: Eric - 3/24/2010
 
I think it could make you look desperate, just thank them when the interview is over.
Answered By: Niamh - 3/24/2010
 
Yes, you should send a letter thanking them for taking the time to interview you. It is your one last chance to impress them. It shows your professionalism, and could be useful if they are making a "tie breaker" decision... More
Answered By: arp - 3/24/2010
 
I have been in business for 40 years and no it's not pc to send a letter thanking them for the interview. No one is impressed by it. If they want to employ you they will, if not the letter goes in the bin.
Answered By: Kernow Lady - 3/24/2010
 
If you want to follow up on the job you could send an email asking them if they've made their decision yet, and thank them in that. I usually do it over the phone - just to give them a quick ring and say 'I'm just following up on my interview etc'. I would never send a letter, it's too formal in that situation, that'... More
Answered By: J - 3/24/2010
 
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