Week 7: Thank-You Letters, Evaluating a Job Offer, and Successful Negotiation
This week, we will be discussing following up after a job interview and evaluating a job offer. Later in the week, we’ll discuss negotiation strategies before accepting a job offer.
Please respond to either one or both of these prompts in your opening post:
Prompt #1: It is highly recommended that you send an e-mail or handwritten thank-you letter after an interview. Why is this recommended, and what are the benefits resulting from this action?
Prompt #2: Scenario: You just received a phone call from Human Resources at the company where you interviewed last week! Congratulations! But…
Is this company a good fit for you? Have you researched as much as you can to find out about the organization’s leadership and its mission, reputation, values, working environment, and culture? What do you know from the interview about your potential boss’s style of management? Is it compatible with your preferred style as an employee? Does the salary that HR is offering meet your needs? What about the benefits package? Are the work hours compatible with your family obligations? This is just a small sample of questions to ask yourself when evaluating a job offer! What is your process of evaluating a job offer?