Thank-You Notes Aren't For Selling Yourself

Thank-you letters are designed to do one thing - and one thing only: thank a person who met with you. Unfortunately, many job seekers make the mistake of using the thank-you note as an opportunity to further sell themselves to the hiring team. Watch my video to hear why thank-you notes need to be short and customized in a way that shows you understand how the hiring process works. Otherwise, you could "thank" your way right out of the running!
In one of my past episodes of Office Hours, I answered a viewers question about thank you notes. You can watch the clip below.

Who should I send thank you cards/emails to after an interview?

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