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Phone interview - do I send a follow up thank you card?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Teger, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Teger

    Teger Stylish Dinosaur

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    I have a phone interview this week for a position that I would literally kill to get. I know the people interviewing me well. Should I send thank you cards after the interview? Or wait for potentially an in-person interview?
     


  2. GreenFrog

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    Thank you cards are a bit tacky, IMO. And especially more so for a phone interview.

    I'd stick to a simple thank you email for this. It's more appropriate and they'll receive it faster than snail mail.
     


  3. Teger

    Teger Stylish Dinosaur

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    time wise, i can hand deliver a letter the day after, which is what i'd do anyway to save $ on stamps (fuck usps).
     


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    You don't think it'd be awkward to drop in where you just had a phone interview? It's not 1954, send a thank you email. Maybe do the hand written note (mailed not hand delivered) after a real interview.
     


  5. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Distinguished Member

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    Follow-up emails work fine.
     


  6. FunLovinStyle

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    Do offices even do snail-mail anymore?! Send an email.
     


  7. Teger

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    update: never had a chance to email, got called back 3 hours later and invited to an in-person interview for next monday. so good on that front. now to prepare for a 4 hour interview :fu:
     


  8. VinnyMac

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    Good luck. I don't envy you.
     


  9. Teger

    Teger Stylish Dinosaur

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    well, it's technically a faculty position (a low paid entry level professional job, but with faculty benefits) so they take the process more seriously.
     


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    4 hours? you better have a lot of open ended questions to ask
     


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    I don't even know where my office snail mail-box is.
     


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    Always, always, always send a thank you. An email is probably sufficient following a phone interview. A face to face absolutely demands a hand written note! Do not be classless. If you neglected to send a thank you note to me, I wouldn't hire you.
     


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