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Dear Theo - Follow up email/letter after interview...

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by glenn_xp, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. glenn_xp

    glenn_xp New commenter

    Is it a good idea to send a follow up letter or email to the person who interviewed you?
    I've read online that it is a good idea to thank them for their time and express an interest in the job and underline again your suitablility for the role.
    I've never done this before and am not sure if it would actually impress or annoy.
    Most likely my letter to them would probably cross in the post with their rejection letter to me leaving me feeling a bit of a berk. But still, might be worth a try.
    Anyone have thoughts on this?
     
  2. glenn_xp

    glenn_xp New commenter

    Is it a good idea to send a follow up letter or email to the person who interviewed you?
    I've read online that it is a good idea to thank them for their time and express an interest in the job and underline again your suitablility for the role.
    I've never done this before and am not sure if it would actually impress or annoy.
    Most likely my letter to them would probably cross in the post with their rejection letter to me leaving me feeling a bit of a berk. But still, might be worth a try.
    Anyone have thoughts on this?
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Ha!
    I can make a guess here.
    Have a look at the site that told you this. It is either (a) an American site or (b) a Business site. It might even be both!
    It is most definitely NOT an English education site.
    If you did that to a school, they would think that you were seriously weird. Seriously weird.
    Anyway, you wouldn't have time to do it and it reach them before they make their decision. Do you think that at the end of the day's interviews, the Head is going to say: "I'll just pop over and see if any of the candidates have e-mailed me yet to thank me for my time"
    So your gut feel:
    is dead right.
    Don't do it.
    And don't get advice from books or the web - just from the Welcome thread here. Open it up now and read the clickables inside.
    (Funnily enough, just today i was doing some application seminars, and one of the things that I said was not to follow advice on American or Business websites, because you will just do something that makes you look daft. And I quoted the actual example that you have above! Small world.)
    Good luck!



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