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Old 05-08-07, 03:23 PM   #1
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Post interview

I just came back from my interview at the medical manufacturing place. Nice place, I think I would love to work there. Anyways, I got an email from one of the three engineers who were interviewing me (the head guy). Basically saying thankyou for coming in, and that the three will send recommendations to the president of the company when he comes back tomorrow and let me know where we go from here.

I suspect the president will want to meet me, since it's a fairly small company (~35 employees). Anyways, I know you are supposed to send in a note thanking the people for their time, after an interview. Would it be appropriate to reply to this email, incorporating my thankyou in it?
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Old 05-08-07, 03:27 PM   #2
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I feel awkward replying to this email, not quite sure what to say. "Thank you for accommodating me"?
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...I got an email from one of the three engineers who were interviewing me (the head guy).
How can you tell which is the head engineer? The one with the dirty knees! Ragga-Da-Dooonschhh!!!!
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Make it short and sweet.

You can say that you look forward to meeting with the president and learning more about the postion.

I personally like to keep it short. It doesn't suggest anything and then you don't have to worry about sounding strange or anything like that.

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Good sign getting an email immediately back from them. I always send a thank you, only time I wouldn't would be if I wasn't interested in the job, but even then I'd send something to let them know I'm not interested.

Google thank you letters, you'll find plenty of examples.
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Hmmm. I never did send a thank you letter in after any job interview. That idea never even occured to me.
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I'll send maybe a paragraph over. Should I mention that I prefer email, if they wish to contact me? Only because I can check it faster than my messages, since I check my email once or twice a day from school.
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Also, they asked if I would mind sharing what I make hourly now. I answered truthfully, and mentioned that I got a raise a few months ago.
Was that the right thing to do?
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Also, they asked if I would mind sharing what I make hourly now. I answered truthfully, and mentioned that I got a raise a few months ago.
Was that the right thing to do?

N E V E R lie to a potential employer. They asked, you told. Nothing wrong with that.
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I wasn't asking if it was right to tell the truth, I was asking whether it's a question that I should have answered. I've heard mixed things. Some people tell me not to answer, telling me that an employer might think "this person is only at x dollars an hour now, so I can get away with paying them x dollars or maybe a hair more". But, at the same time, I want them to match my current rate. They didn't seem alarmed when I told them
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I guess I'm underqualified to answer that, because every time I've gone to a job interview, it was known from the begining that if I was hired, I'd be getting a collasal raise over my previous job, or it was know that I would be getting a set pay level.

In any case, they aren't going to decide whether or not to hire you based on your previous pay level.
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1. yes, totally okay to reply via email

2. keep it to a few sentences, "Thank you for your time today. I really enjoyed talking with SoandSo and WhatsHisFace and I believe I can really help out with their XYZ project. I look forward to the next steps, and if there is anything I can do, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone. Thanks again,"

3. They want to make sure your qualifications match your rate match the job they have. Nothing wrong with being honest.
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I wasn't asking if it was right to tell the truth, I was asking whether it's a question that I should have answered. I've heard mixed things. Some people tell me not to answer, telling me that an employer might think "this person is only at x dollars an hour now, so I can get away with paying them x dollars or maybe a hair more". But, at the same time, I want them to match my current rate. They didn't seem alarmed when I told them
If you want them to match your current rate, then by all means tell them. If you were looking for higher pay, then I'd still tell, and expect something like a 10-15% increase. I'm not an expert by any means, and I'm guessing at a job like this, they probably already have a set wage, maybe fluctuating +/- a dollar/hour.
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I suspect the president will want to meet me, since it's a fairly small company (~35 employees). Anyways, I know you are supposed to send in a note thanking the people for their time, after an interview. Would it be appropriate to reply to this email, incorporating my thankyou in it?
Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but in addition to an e-mail, I would *still* send a paper thank-you note on nice cardstock, just simply saying "thank you for the interview, I appreciate you meeting with me, I was impressed with the opportunity, the company, blahdeblah, sincerely, Phantomcow". Always a good habit to get into, to reinforce yet again your name with them.
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