Re: New TECHWR-L Poll: Employment Topic

Subject: Re: New TECHWR-L Poll: Employment Topic
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 07:58:07 -0400

> As a technical writer seeking employment, how often do you
> send post-interview thank you letters to potential employers?
> Cast your vote and view poll results at

I'm still a fan of the "it depends" poll option. ;-)

If I have contact information for them (and believe it or not, some
just give a HR phone number from the get-go) I write them. That said,
I need to get crackin' on one today!

> On a related note for discussion: As a hiring manager of
> technical writers, how valuable do you find post-interview
> thank you letters?

When I was in a hiring role, I always appreciated getting a letter but
the content of the letter would definitely play in favor of or against
the candidate. Craft them wisely!

Bill Swallow

Twitter: @techcommdood

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