The post-interview thank you note is one of the most important steps towards landing your dream job, but it's a "surprisingly often overlooked step for candidates in the application process," according to Brent Kleiman, CEO of Argosight, a company that provides talent acquisition services.
Kleiman isn't the only one who finds a lack of post-interview thank you notes confusing. A number of career experts mention the thank you note when asked what you must do after an interview.
It can make or break your interview, says Bonnie Treece, owner of The Brain Domain LLC, a company that provides tutoring services. "If two similar applicants apply and one takes the time to send a thought-out thank you note, nine times out of 10, I will hire the person who took that time."
It's an important step in the interview process, and one you can't ignore. But what are the rules of the post-interview thank you note, and what should you include when following up with a hiring manager or recruiter?