Executive insists you should NEVER hire someone who doesn’t send a thank you email after a job
Stephanie Hammier Bram Weinstein Nick Smith Marina Marraco
interview – and provokes outrage on Twitter Jessica Liebman, managing editor at Business Insider, shared column to Twitter Said she would not hire a candidate if they didn’t send a thank you email Argued that it proves the person is ‘eager’, resourceful and a good person Others said it was discrimination and has nothing to do with talent
An executive has attracted criticism on Twitter for revealing she rules out candidates who don’t follow up with a thank you email after interviews.
Jessica Liebman, managing editor at Business Insider in New York, said in a column that sending a thank you proves that the person in eager and resourceful, especially if they’ve hunted down the interviewer’s email address.
But when she tweeted a link to the article, Liebman was met with a barrage of criticism.
‘I send follow up emails to thank the interviewer for their time, but as soon as you make it required you turn a kind of courtesy into a petty demand,’ one user wrote.
Another wrote that the practice would discriminate against candidates from ‘backgrounds where they don’t get this kind of job search training, which has nothing to do with skills and ability to excel on the job’.