Nailed the Interview? This Follow-up Mistake Could Cost You The Job.

by | Nov 3, 2018

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Nailed the Interview? This Follow-up Mistake Could Cost You The Job.You nailed the job interview; now make sure you avoid putting nails in your own coffin.

After a job interview it’s a good idea to email the person you spoke with to thank them for their time. And while there are many things you can say in this thank you note, there is one item you should leave out.

According to hiring consultants, never use your thank you note to ask for a favor. Adding a request of any kind can detract from the sincerity of the message. And that includes anything such as “I look forward to hearing more from you” or “please let me know if you need any more information.”

According to research from the University of Texas a letter that is purely expressing someone’s gratitude is more positive and well-received. And there are three ways to do this, the most important being spelling their name and the company name correctly, and getting their title right.

To see what else to add to your thank you note, click here now.

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