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'Thanks' could boost your chances

12 Sep 2007

'Thanks' could boost your chances Saying thank you after an interview could help you get the job, a new study has suggested.

The survey, conducted by OfficeTeam, found that 88 per cent of managers said a thank you note would make a positive impression and may increase the chance of that applicant being hired.

Amy Klingel, OfficeTeam division director, told Onrec.com: "Regardless of how someone believes they performed during the interview, sending a short thank you note afterward demonstrates initiative and courtesy.

"Conveying appreciation in a well-written message is not only polite, it also can distinguish a job applicant from others vying for the same position."

Currently, it is estimated that less that 50 per cent of applicants write such notes.

Ms Klingel explained that thank you notes should reinforce job interest and restate any relevant experience as well as express appreciation.

The OfficeTeam study is more evidence that old-fashioned good manners can still make all the difference.

A new study by NFI Research found that 95 per cent of senior executives and managers rated good manners and behaviour as "critical" for career advancement.

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