of today's job seekers have great resumes, ace interviews, provide
stellar recommendations and still don't get the coveted job
offer. According to a recent poll with leading employers and
recruiters, conducted by The Career Exposure Network,
the reason could lie in the right follow-up.
of employers and recruiters told The Career Exposure Network
that a Thank You note is a critical follow up after the job
interview. Hiring managers report that the Thank You note demonstrates
that the applicant is serious about the opportunity and indicates
a level of professionalism — a primary characteristic that employers
seek in job candidates.
Career Exposure Network, a well-known suite of niche sites,
includes CareerWomen.com, DiversitySearch.com and MBACareers.com.
By focusing on specific niche categories, The Career Exposure
Network provides employers and recruiters the most effective
means to connect with the qualified targeted candidates they
Thank You letter provides a tremendous opportunity to summarize
the interview and tell me again how you can contribute,"
commented an MBACareers.com employer. "I always expect
to see a note — it shows courtesy and demonstrates that you
are interested." Eighty-one percent of employers and recruiters also told
The Career Exposure Network that email is their preferred method
of receiving a follow up. According to a DiversitySearch.com
recruiter, "I prefer email because it arrives much faster
than regular mail, and it can be in the hands of decision makers
BEFORE a final selection decision is made."
rules around saying thank you after a job interview have remained
the same," said JillXan Donnelly, president of The Career
Exposure Network. "Even in today's fast-paced business
environment, a Thank You letter is essential. Remember, common
courtesies matter and can provide you the edge in your job search."
Career Exposure Network is a women-owned e-Recruiting
network of premier niche sites that has been helping Fortune
1000 employers find top quality Women, Diversity & MBA candidates
since 1996. Sites include: CareerWomen.com, DiversitySearch.com, MBACareers.com and CareerExposure.com.
Providing state-of-the-art management tools and up-to-date information
for recruiters and job seekers, The Career Exposure Network
optimizes the employment process to match successful top employers
with the best targeted candidates.