After reviewing their career test results, it is not uncommon for jobseekers to start sorting through online job postings until they find an opportunity that is right for them. While the internet plays an increasingly important role in identifying potential positions, the web is also becoming a common place for individuals to conduct post-interview follow-ups.Accountemps, a staffing service, recently polled more than 500 human resources managers to get a sense of how job candidates show gratitude following an interview. What they found was that a large portion of jobseekers – 62 percent – say thank you via email. Roughly 23 percent of respondents pick up the telephone and only 13 percent send a handwritten note.These methods were viewed as acceptable by most of the human resources managers surveyed, as 87 percent of respondents said email is an appropriate medium for a thank-you message. Similarly, 81 percent of those polled are OK with a phone call and 38 percent accept a handwritten note. Two other methods a small number of respondents find suitable are social media and text message."When it comes to delivering a thank-you, the message is typically more important than the medium," said Max Messmer, chairman of Accountemps.
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