A Little Thanks Goes A Long Way

By Robert Half on November 17, 2017 at 11:09pm


According to human resources (HR) managers, how helpful it is to receive a thank-you message after an interview:

58% Somewhat helpful
22% Very helpful
12% Not very helpful
8% Not helpful at all

But how many HR managers reported receiving notes from applicants?

Only 24%

According to HR managers, the following are appropriate methods for applicants to thank an interviewer*:

94% Email
86% Handwritten note
56% Phone call
7% Social media
5% Text message
2% None of these

Most common way HR managers have received a thank-you note**:

65% Email
21% Handwritten note
12% Phone call
1% Text message

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 300 HR managers in the United States

*Multiple responses allowed.

**Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

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