Thank you for the interview and sorry for screwing up.
July 12, 2011 9:50 AM Subscribe
I blew the interview. What should I say in my thank-you note?
posted by cereselle to Work & Money (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I screwed up, blew the first question completely, and stumbled over a few more. Pros: this is a job in a different department of my same institution. The hiring committee knows and likes me. The institution is notorious for delaying on hiring, and the position needs to be filled within the week-- as I'm already in the institution's HR system, I could easily be shifted over.
Cons: There are 4 positions open, but there are at least 4 people interviewing who are more qualified than I am, and who have been doing a similar job for the same institution. Also, as I said above, I screwed up (but I did manage to pull most of the questions out).
I'm sending a thank-you note today. Should I try to re-answer the first question? If so, how should I explain why I'm doing that? Should I reiterate any of the other stuff I said? Should I send it via email, or via paper (anticipating that they will not get the paper by decision time)?