Sunlit Water

July 20, 2007


Filed under: Job Search — by teofilo @ 5:46 pm

I had a phone interview today for a job.  The company is doing phone interviews as a preliminary measure to narrow down the list of people who will be invited for in-person interviews, but the phone interviews are pretty detailed and in-depth.  Should I send a thank-you note?  I know they’re obligatory for in-person interviews, but I’m not sure what the standard practice is for phone interviews.  I’d appreciate any advice on this.



  1. Hmmm…I don’t know. I wouldn’t expect one as a manager. Then again, I’ve never received a thank you note ever from someone I’ve interviewed.

    Comment by Becks — July 21, 2007 @ 12:08 am |Reply

  2. Do you want the job? Or at least is there any likelihood you would want to work in this field or for this person in the long term? Send a thank-you. It will be a bit over the top, but in a good way.

    I’ve done several hundred phone interviews and never gotten a thank-you note. I’d say I get about one thank-you note for every ten or twelve in-person interviews. It certainly makes me remember the candidate.

    Comment by Witt — July 21, 2007 @ 9:16 pm |Reply

  3. I definitely want the job; it’s exactly the kind of position I’m looking for right now. I guess I’ll send a note.

    I admit I’m a little surprised at how few thank-you notes you guys have gotten. I was under the impression that this was an obligatory thing.

    Comment by teofilo — July 21, 2007 @ 10:07 pm |Reply

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