You're 20 Percent More Likely to Get the Job if ...

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Spending less than five minutes could improve your chances of getting a job by 20 percent, according to a recent survey of employers. That small amount of time should be spent on writing a simple thank you note. More than one-in-five (22 percent) hiring managers say they are less likely to hire a candidate if they don't send a thank-you note after an interview.

Of those who would dismiss a candidate for the faux pas, 86 percent say it shows a lack of follow-through and an additional 56 percent say it sends the message that they aren't really serious about the opportunity. This is from a national survey of more than 2,800 U.S. employers, conducted by CareerBuilder.