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Are Follow-Up Thank You Messages Needed?

By December 5, 2021January 31st, 2022No Comments
Are Follow-Up Thank You Messages Needed?

It is so simple yet I don’t understand why people forget to do this.

If you ask to meet with someone to help you, and that person gives up time out of their day to help, PLEASE send a follow-up thank you message.

I can’t tell you how many times I have helped job-seekers for free, especially on weekends, I go out of my way to connect them with people in my network, submit job referrals on their behalf, review their resumes/LinkedIn in detail, etc. and then you never hear from them again.

It takes 30 seconds yet makes a huge impact.

Below is a screenshot of the follow-up thank you email I sent to Bruce Smolen, a Talent Acquisition Senior Specialist at Boston Consulting Group and the first guest we had on The Final Round Podcast.

I have seen people on LinkedIn saying that follow-up thank you messages are not important but this could not be farther from the truth!

PLEASE send thank you follow-ups after you network with someone or after you have an interview.

Small task –> big impact

And before you send that first networking email, make sure that you have email tracking software set up (see blog here).