Even as many aspects of the hiring process change — AI bots are vetting resumes, job interviews are moving online — one thing remains unchanged: the importance of the thank-you note.
But just sending a thank-you email to the person you spoke with isn’t enough to stand out in today’s competitive job market, according to Angela Santone, AT&T’s senior executive vice president of human resources.
To really impress your interviewer, consider sending a handwritten thank-you note instead.
By mailing a handwritten note, “you’re taking an extra step that a lot of people don’t even consider, and you’re not taking the easy way out,” says Santone, who has interviewed hundreds of candidates throughout her 20-plus years working in HR. “To me, that conveys even more of a commitment to and interest in the role.”
It also takes the pressure off the interviewer to respond — and that thoughtfulness “goes a really …