If you’ve interviewed for a position, sending the employer a simple thank you note can sent you apart from the other candidates.
If you’ve interviewed for a position, sending the employer a simple thank you note can set you apart from the other candidates says Tommy Bohannon, divisional vice president for Merritt Hawkins.
“So many of the hiring decisions are based upon personality type issues,” says Bohannon. “For any given job there a thousands of doctors that are medically qualified to take the job But many more clients are more willing to hire the candidate that fits in with their culture and their vision for their practice.”
Bohannon recommends candidates follow this advice:
But in the age of digital technology, should physicians still use pen and paper to send a thank you? Bohannon says it depends on the candidate.
“That actual delivered in the mail letter goes a long way,” he says. “But with that, you’re sacrificing immediacy. If you do use email, I recommend sending individual emails, rather than a generic group email. As long as it’s well written, I don’t think the medium matters as much.”
Even if you’re not interested in the position, send the employer a thank you note anyway, says Bohannon.
“It’s just as important to send one just to thank people for their time, even if you don’t intend to pursue the opportunity,” he says. “You never know what will happen in the future.”