1st interview thank you letter after the 2nd interview?
February 9, 2017 5:33 AM   Subscribe

I went in to interview with 3 people, 2 of whom will be my bosses. The next day one of them emailed me to invite me to an interview with 2 different people that are higher up. I was so focused on preparing for that interview I didn't send the first 3 people a formal thank you email.

I went in to interview with 3 people, 2 of whom would be my bosses. The next day one of them emailed me to invite me to an interview with 2 different people who are higher up. I was so focused on preparing for that interview I didn't send the first 3 people a formal thank you email. Now I want to send a thank you note to the people for the second interview. It feels rude to not send one to the other people, but also a bit redundant since they're no longer considering whether to recommend me. Also it's been a week since the first interview. I think I'm overthinking it and should just send one right? I'm really excited about this job!
posted by Eyelash to Work & Money (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Just send one! it may feel redundant, but it always helps to build relationships with other people in the industry even if they're no longer considering whether to recommend you in this particular instance.
posted by Ziggy500 at 5:39 AM on February 9, 2017


Email everyone. "Thank you for the opportunity to interview with you all in this past week." The people from the first interview probably know about the second interview and may be part of the final decision making process, and it sounds like if you get the job you'd be working more closely with the first set of interviewers. Why not make a good impression on them?
posted by tchemgrrl at 5:48 AM on February 9, 2017 [4 favorites]


Send one to everyone - it's polite, and also you don't know whether the whole group comes together for final decisions.
posted by warriorqueen at 5:50 AM on February 9, 2017


You are overthinking it and should just send one, right.

I do hiring for my company. From the outside it looks like this formal process, but most organizations are NOT robotic blocks of people who never communicate outside of the org chart.
posted by randomkeystrike at 5:51 AM on February 9, 2017


Send one to everyone. People hire people, so make an effort to connect anyway you can.
posted by mountainblue at 6:07 AM on February 9, 2017


A thank you is always welcome.
posted by Capt. Renault at 6:19 AM on February 9, 2017


It won't hurt to send one at any time, but I generally ignore thank you notes unless there was an explicit reason for the candidate to reach out to me: homework, they forgot an answer during the interview, etc.
posted by Geckwoistmeinauto at 7:53 AM on February 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


Consider this: it's not a thank-you note
posted by radioamy at 11:02 AM on February 9, 2017


Yes. Please do. You would be surprised by the number of people who do not send any thank you. It will make you stand out and is IMO good old fashion manners. So yes to thanking everyone.
posted by anya32 at 12:41 PM on February 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


Thank you all for your help! I just sent both of them.
posted by Eyelash at 5:11 PM on February 9, 2017


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