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    Interview followup?

    Ok, so I had an interview for a position in my company that would be a pretty big step up for me. The question I have is, since it was internal, should I send a thank you to the VP and HR director? Maybe just an email followup that thanks them for considering me and to let them know I appreciate the chance?

    I know you do this when you interview outside, but I am not sure about internal?

    What do you all think?


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    Re: Interview followup?

    I really can't see the harm in at least sending an email.



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    Re: Interview followup?

    What can it hurt?

    Some advice on the thank you note:

    1) Spell the recipient's name correctly
    2) Spell your name correctly
    3) Spell check the note
    4) (If sending by email) verify the recipient's email address multiple times
    5) Spell check the note
    6) Make sure you don't hyperlink any photos in the note (If sending an email)


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    Re: Interview followup?

    Send an e-mail thanking them and telling them that you are highly interested in the position and that was heightened after the interview.



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    Re: Interview followup?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Ok, so I had an interview for a position in my company that would be a pretty big step up for me. The question I have is, since it was internal, should I send a thank you to the VP and HR director? Maybe just an email followup that thanks them for considering me and to let them know I appreciate the chance?

    I know you do this when you interview outside, but I am not sure about internal?

    What do you all think?
    i didnt even know you were supposed to do this at all. perhaps thats why i still live in a van down by the river



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    Re: Interview followup?

    Coming from someone in management, go the extra mile, write a thank you to all invovled it won't hurt. Email format would be good. Shows you took the time but you are "busy" and manage your time well enough to not spend a whole lot of time thanking them. More casual interactions are acceptable internally.



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    Re: Interview followup?

    Email thank yous are acceptable for both internal and external interviews.



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    Re: Interview followup?

    Personally, I prefer the old fashioned thank you sent via USPS. At least it goes a long way with me after I interview someone.

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    Re: Interview followup?

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    Personally, I prefer the old fashioned thank you sent via USPS. At least it goes a long way with me after I interview someone.

    -keep.
    I figured since I see the person interviewing me every day, an email was a better idea.

    Thanks for the info guys, I know they are making their decision in the next few days, so I better get crafting.


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    Re: Interview followup?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I figured since I see the person interviewing me every day, an email was a better idea.

    Thanks for the info guys, I know they are making their decision in the next few days, so I better get crafting.
    either way it is best to send something.

    the most surprising Thank yous come from the staff that work 25 feet from me via USPS at my house...

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    Re: Interview followup?

    Definitely send something. A 'thank you' for the time can't hurt but the main thing you want to get across is that you are really excited about the opportunity. Keep the email down to two to four sentences. Good luck!



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    I would definately send an email thank you. Good luck, I hope you get it!


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    Re: Interview followup?

    I always send money, is that wrong?


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    Re: Interview followup?

    If it's a dude, send him a good bottle of scotch and two hookers. If it's a chic, send her a bottle of fine wine and two hookers. Only with her, ask if you can watch. That'll leave a lasting impression, and you'll probably get the gig.

    Seriously, I'm with the old school crowd who believes a nice hand written card is the way to go.



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    Re: Interview followup?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    I always send money, is that wrong?
    I usually just send a picture of his wife and kids bound and gagged with today's newspaper visible.



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