After interview, candidates can express gratitude via email
One's personal responsibility includes being gracious for opportunities granted to him or her, and this can be demonstrated through "thank-you" notes given to employers after completing an interview.
In addition to being a nice gesture towards the prospective employer, sending such a note via regular mail or email can impact one's ability to actually secure the job, according to Karen E. Lamb, assistant director for career, advising and curriculum at Arizona State University.
Lamb tells ABC 15, an Arizona affiliate, that determining whether or not to send the note through the mail or simply electronically can depend on the interview process itself. For instance, if the hiring process is expected to be completed relatively quickly, it is advised to send an email to express one's gratitude to the company, but a letter can be more effective if the recruitment is expected to take more time because it adds a more personal touch.
Finally, a thank-you letter can be one final important (yet subtle) way to demonstrate one's communication and writing ability to the prospective employer, Lamb says.
With the unemployment rate expected to remain around 8.8 percent in the upcoming Labor Department report, it is crucial that job candidates do everything in their power to show their interest and gratitude to recruiters.