Some of the best advice I’ve ever received in my professional life is always follow up. Whether it is someone who interviewed you for a job or someone you met at a networking function for example, reaching out and following up demonstrates that you care about the connection you made and you are interested in developing the relationship with this person.
We recommend to all of our candidates who interview with clients that a thank you note makes a huge difference, and it’s absolutely true! The key to a good thank you note is to send one as soon as possible, and make sure it reinforces the connection you made. My advice would be to highlight at least one specific topic or moment in the conversation you had with your interviewer. It truly leaves an impression. We interview candidates all the time, and while I don’t get offended if I don’t receive a follow up thank you email, I certainly remember more vividly the candidates who sent a sweet note. When you are interviewing for a role you want, being memorable is of the utmost importance!