If you've looked for a job in the past few years, you may have interviewed via video conferencing or automated phone screening. If you've applied for a job online, your resume was almost certainly sorted by an applicant tracking system.
But not all aspects of the job search process have changed. Some tried-and-true tips still hold. For example, a recent survey from TopResume showed that most recruiters and hiring managers still expect a thank-you note from interviewees. Sixty-eight percent said that receiving a thank-you note affected their decision-making process about a candidate.
"The job interview doesn't end when you walk out the door, but rather affords job seekers a unique opportunity to build a meaningful relationship with the interviewer, and help keep their candidacy top-of-mind," said Amanda Augustine, career advice expert for TopResume, in a statement. "Our recent Thanksgiving survey reveals that sending a well-crafted email within 24 hours of a successful job interview could be the tipping point that catapults you to the top — or the bottom — of the finalist pool. In the job search, timing is everything."
Pretty important. Nearly one in five of the hiring managers and recruiters surveyed said that they'd dismissed a candidate because they didn't send a thank-you note after the interview.
The good news for you as a job seeker is that if you do send a note, you're likely to stand out: TopResume's survey also showed that 31 percent of job seekers don't send a thank-you note after every single interview … and seven percent never send one.
To make the best impression on the hiring manager:
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