The last time I wrote about sending thank you notes to interviewers after an interview, I thought I was going to have to enter the witness relocation program to escape the angry reader feedback. The responses ranged from "What's an interview thank you note?" to thank you notes being described as "Hollywood(ish)! America/Canada is full of itself but their society in general is shallow with excessive platitudes and acknowledgements."
Someone in the UK strongly advised against sending one, saying that you would be perceived as "smarmy."
So it is with great trepidation that I use this space again to address the matter. This time I'm actually just pointing to a free download containing three letter templates that you can download and customize for your needs.
No thank you expected. Get it? No thank you expected?!
Toni Bowers is the former Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.