More and More I am hearing that thank-you's and follow-ups are really not a good idea. The literature on interviewing still states that you absolutely need to do this to keep your name active. However, with the technology used today it seems to really have issues.
I have a phone interview coming, and I plan to thank the search committee at the end. I might send a quick e-mail to the executive assistant that set-up the conference call and to pass on my thanks to (list of names). I MIGHT do this and I might not. I haven't decided.
There is too much e-mail these days and snail mail (even over-nighting it) just won't do the trick because it might not get into the hiring manager's hands. Now if I actually meet them in person on a 2nd or 3rd interview, I will make certain to have thank you cards with me and drop them off on my way back out of town. Yes the job is out of state from where I live.
Thank you's are very tricky. Not sending could show a lack of interest, and sending could be too much considering the mail they get now.
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