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Old 06-24-2019, 10:16 AM
 
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I had a phone interview and already thanked the interviewer for speaking with me. Follow up with an e-mail or not? The "follow up thank you" seems to not be as common practice from what I have gathered based on reading other boards and job sites. I know that as an interviewer, I never cared either way about getting/not getting a thank you.


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I always do it. I've heard/read conflicting thoughts, but as long as it's short and clear, I've never heard it's a bad thing. And some preople really do still expect it. So on the off chance the interviewer is into that, I send them. Sometimes I get a response. I know my former boss looks for that and has more positive feelings about those who do send a thank you email.
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I think it can't hurt, but I don't know how much of a difference it really makes. I've been in on a lot of interviews in 2 different schools and in every case, we never left the room without making a decision (sometimes it was longer for candidates to hear because we had to make sure references checked out).

Even if a team was really torn and took some time to think about it, one would assume that they'd find a way to differentiate between top candidates by their skills, or maybe have another interview round or demo lesson if necessary. I can't imagine anyone saying, "Well, this one sent us a thank you note and that one didn't, so let's go with her."
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:28 PM
 
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If you send a follow up thank you, keep it brief, but include a positive comment about the district, school or position for which you interviewed or ask a question to clarify something you heard during the interview or an additional question you had after the interview.
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:23 PM
 
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I'd lean on the side of sending the email. Good manners, sow your ability to write clearly and concisely, and make your interest in the position clear.


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Yes, I'd still send one. I like the suggestions about short, brief but maybe a compliment about the district or even a follow up question. And if you don't get this position, maybe you'll be on their radar for the future.
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You can't go wrong by being polite. I hope you get the job of your dreams!
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:04 AM
 
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I’m sorry to disagree. I think a thank-you note for an interview is obsequious. I thanked interviewers for their consideration at the end of my interviews but never wrote. When I sat on interview panels and received those notes, I always thought they were ingratiating.

My DD has an MBA, is in consulting so has had many positions, and has gone on a zillion interviews over the course of her career. I asked her about this and she’d never heard of sending a thank-you note for an interview.

I suggest you not humble yourself by sending an additional thank you for business as usual. Be proud and professional.

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Old 06-25-2019, 08:55 AM
 
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I just had an interview with a seven person panel and I was thinking about the etiquette of this. I chose not to do it, partly because I couldnít remember most of the people who were on the committee except for the P and Vp, and I thought it would sound corny anyway. Even if I could have remembered everyone, I wasnít going to send an email to seven people. I do find it disingenuous, but I suppose some people like getting them. I donít think it had any outcome on me not getting the job though.
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