Many managers have wondered how a simple ‘thank you email’ or letter has affected their decision on hiring an individual over the decade. It looks like an average question but is quite thoughtful, and seldom do people realize its effects on their job acceptance probability. Even though it may seem like many people who do not say thank you do eventually get a job. But there is a fascinating human psyche involved in this one letter. Following are the reasons in this resource which a manager has pointed out which show why a letter can make a significant difference;

  • Most of the time, when people send a thank you letter or email after a job interview, it signals that they want the job. It is not just mere nicety. A person who writes a thank you letter takes out the time to write it and send it to the interviewer. That shows how much he cares if he gets the job. People who do not send a thankyou email are not interested in actually getting the job.
  •  The manager who said this believed that if anyone is hired who did not send the letter mostly reject the offer or leave after starting the job. That shows they were not interested in getting the job in the first place, so psychologically, they did not deem it necessary to spend time writing a letter.
  • Another thing is that managers believe that a single thank you letter tells a lot about the candidate. It showcases how well-organized and professional he is. That gives more information on the candidate and increases his chances of getting selected for the job. Managers want to hire people who they refer to as ‘good eggs. The phrase signifies that sending a letter makes you positively prominent amongst the interviewers and makes your impression suitable.

If you are thinking of applying to companies, please send a thank you letter after giving an interview. It would help if you tried not to rush it and send something carelessly written. Try to think carefully about what you have to write. It will take approximately ten to twenty minutes. You may also write a personal observation about the company or the interview, highlighting to the interviewer how you were paying attention to your environment and how you are interested in the company.