Thursday, November 15, 2012

How soon to send an interview follow-up message

I have an upcoming interview and I’m wondering how soon after the interview I should write my follow-up thank you email?  I’m leaning toward sending it the same day, but does that make me seem too eager?

1 comment:

USDCareerBlog said...

Congratulations on knowing the importance of sending an interview follow-up message. We’ve heard of recruiters who won’t even consider applicants who fail to send follow-up interview messages.

There’s no hard and fast rule regarding how soon to follow up – but in general, the sooner the better. The person with whom you interviewed may be making a hiring (or second interview) decision rather quickly, so you want to insure that he or she receives your message quickly. The same day is fine.

If you decide to send a thank-you note rather than an email, factor in the “snail mail” time lag.

And we don’t think you can ever seem too eager. Recruiters actively seek candidates who are genuinely eager to get the job.

Good luck.