People spend hours making sure their resumé looks perfect, and reading articles on how to nail their interview.  But there’s also one very simple thing you should do AFTER an interview to increase your chances of landing a job . . .

A recent survey asked more than 300 HR managers if getting a follow-up, thank-you note from someone increases their chances of getting hired.  And 80 PERCENT said yes.

But they only get them from 24% of the people they interview, which is down from 51% ten years ago.

It doesn’t have to be a long note.  Just a few lines to thank them for taking the time to meet with you is fine.

It helps because it makes you stand out . . . makes you look professional . . . shows them you pay attention to detail . . . and shows them you’re enthusiastic.

Most hiring managers said emailing is the best way to do it.  About half said they don’t like getting phone calls.  And definitely don’t text them.  95% said following up with a text message is unprofessional.

(PR Newswire)