eyfl wrote: txdude45 wrote: jychun412 wrote:
Did everyone do this? I didn't think it was necessary..
I did it because I always do it for interviews. It certainly isn't necessary, but I think showing them a little love is the thing to do.
You can think about it two ways. If their job doesn't require them to interview, then they've taken time they could be spending on other things to interview you. If their job requires them to do interviews, as with JS/KB, it didn't have to be you
I didn't send the thank-you note/email (but I neither do that for job interviews). IMO saying 'thank you' at the end of the actual interview does the job of expressing your gratitude (and is polite) so sending something afterwards seems redundant.
Besides, there's no way anyone ever even connects the thank-you note to you unless you say something atrocious in it. (Everything to lose, nothing to gain.) JS/KB are not checking the jdamiss email, and if you send it there they'll just delete it. If you send it directly to your interviewer, they won't get it until significantly later in the day or the next day and most likely won't remember which person you were on account of the dozens of interviews they've done since then, and they won't have any reason to make the connection.
It seems like a nice sentiment, but they definitely do not need an extra 1200 emails pouring in. As soon as someone starts saying "it's proper courtesy and it can only help," everyone is going to contribute to that colossal influx of post-JS1 emails. Let's not start that. I'm not going to disagree with the courtesy bit, but really. I didn't, and if you haven't you don't need to either.