I just had an interview with a coordinator. What are your thoughts on sending a post-interview note? Is that appropriate and what would I want it to say?
Yes, it’s perfectly okay to send a quick email after the interview. In my experience, it probably won’t do much good one way or the other. One candidate is almost always the obvious choice, and a thank you note isn’t going to change anyone’s mind.
On the other hand, if two interviewees really are about the same, a thank you note might be enough to push the odds in your favor. Better than a coin toss, right?
I usually write something like this:
I just wanted to say thanks for interviewing me for the [whatever] position. I enjoyed meeting you and [underling], and hope to work with you in the future.
If you’re interviewing for a TV series, it might be worth throwing in a comment about the show itself–
I’m a big fan of [show], and I’m excited about this opportunity.
I wouldn’t send the email immediately after an interview; that strikes me as a little weird. I’d wait until the end of the day or, if the interview was at the end of the day, the next morning.