Most of us know from experience that trying to land a job is difficult. It can be hard to track down any leads on jobs that you qualify for, especially when you’re first starting out in the job market or in a new career. Even entry level positions seem to require years of experience, and it can be difficult to find anyone willing to so much as give you a look.
Polishing your resume is very important, but it’s not enough. Again, if you’re starting out then you may not have very much to pad out your resume. On top of that, most employers only look at a few of the resumes they receive; many candidates get eliminated from the selection process before their qualifications are ever really looked at. Many other considerations besides the contents of your resume come into play.
Even if you’re called in for an interview, it’s important to do everything you can to separate yourself from other applicants. Arrive early, dress sharply, be courteous and respectful to whomever you speak with, and thank the interviewer for calling you in. In fact, sending a personalized thank you card to the interviewer is a great way to remind them of who you are and keep your name in consideration for the position.
Thank you cards are important in many parts of life, but sending them to prospective employers after an interview can help make the difference between getting hired and having to keep looking elsewhere for a job. When searching for employment you have to use every tool at your disposal, and a great personalized thank you card sent to prospective employers can definitely nudge the odds in your favor.