The difference between a well written and a sloppy thank-you note can be the difference between getting the job and being rejected. It's not just poor grammar that can turn off a hiring manager. The tone and style you use is also very important. Here are some follow up techniques you should avoid:
- Don't make turn your follow up e-mail into a novel. Hiring managers don't have time to read long-winded messages. Anything longer than a paragraph is too long.
- Don't be too aggressive with your communications. You only need to send a thank-you message to the employer's e-mail. Sending the same message to multiple sources (i.e. the organization's Facebook page, Twitter, etc) crosses the line and, frankly, is a little creepy.
- Don't send angry e-mails if you don't hear back from the employer as soon as you would like. Remember that hiring managers have a lot on their plate, and it can take them a while to get back to you at times.
- Remember to use a professional tone in your message. Avoid the use of informal language. You're talking to an employer, not a friend.