Common Mistake #2: forget to send a post-interview thank-you note
Some people regard the practice of sending a post-interview thank-you note as passé. I beg to disagree — and many interviewers will agree with me. Sending a thank-you note serves two important purposes, either of which on its own can tip the balance in your favor, so to speak.
- It’s a sign of appreciation and respect, and interviewers will be pleased that you show them appreciation and respect, and that you remember them after the interview.
- It reminds the interviewer of who you are and why you deserve the job.
It’s so easy to write a thank-you note that it’ll be scandalous to not write one. My book has an example. Just keep it short, keep it courteous, and keep it to the point — the point being your qualifications for the job.