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Show you can follow up effectively: Tip #4

For the next tip, I tapped into the expertise of AARP Work & Jobs Editor Kenneth Terrell.


For older applicants, it can be particularly important to demonstrate to the hiring manager that you are genuinely interested in the role. One way to do that is to send a thank-you note or follow-up email after the interview. An October 2020 survey by TopResume found that more than two-thirds (68 percent) of hiring managers agree that it's more important for candidates to send thank-you notes or emails now than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic.


Your messages — which you should send to each person you interviewed with at the company — don’t have to be long. A few details about what you appreciated in the discussions you had, along with a few relevant insights about how your skills can fit what the employer is looking for, could help convince the hiring manager that you are the best choice.


For more advice on how to follow up after an interview, read this article.

About: Kenneth Terrell covers employment, age discrimination, work and jobs, careers and the federal government for AARP.

Susan Weinstock
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I usually follow up job interviews with things like sport or concert tickets, gift certificates for dinner, gift cards, or sometimes cash.  Works every time!

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@2Papa, you have the best sense of humor. Thanks for the laugh!

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