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Eye on Jobs: Career experts say showing gratitude may go a long way

Experts with Junior Achievement of Arizona recommend job seekers reach out postmortem

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Since the late 50's, Junior Achievement (JA) has been assisting teachers, students and their parents get the tools needed to advance both academically and socially. JA's programs range from online and in-class tools to an offsite facility.

JA believes that in order to build a well-rounded citizen you need more than just education tools. It introduced the Inspire program which assists teens in looking for and landing their first job.

Anne Landers the Vice-President of Strategic Impact for JA recommends that jobseekers reach out to their interviewers post-interview. Landers says that calling them or sending an email or even a hand-written note can go a long way.

According to experts, recruiters face a difficult task having to weed through numerous applications and endure back-to-back interviews. The occasional showing of gratitude can go a long way in keeping your name on the "maybe" pile.

Landers says that a simple "thank you" shows that you appreciate others' hard work and that you are still interested in the position.

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