The Best 'I've Been Hiring People for 10 Years' Tweets After Thank You Email Article Goes Viral

An array of new memes erupted on Twitter Monday after an editor claimed she will not hire a candidate that does not send a "thank you" letter. Netizens specifically harped on her "I've been hiring people for 10 years" comment.

It all started when Business Insider published an article on Friday about a managing editor's hiring practices over the last 10 years. She claimed to "swear by a simple rule" to not hire people who won't send a "thank you" email. She argued that hiring managers "should always expect a thank-you email" from potential hires.

"To be clear, a thank-you note does not ensure someone will be a successful hire," she wrote. "But using the thank-you email as a barrier to entry has proved beneficial, at least at my company."

Many Twitter users appeared to offer negative feedback for the managing editor's hiring tactics. One person argued that while they could "write a killer thank you note," the editor's sentiment made them "livid." Mike Isaac, a tech reporter for The New York Times, tweeted that the editor is likely "very nice but not hiring someone bc they didn't send a thank you note is some Patrick Bateman s***." Sarah Kelly, a reporter for Washington Post Express, suggested that "people who swear by arbitrary rules are not my people."

While many took offense to the article, there were others who mocked her "I've been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear by a simple rule" statement. Instead of sharing a tidbit on best hiring practices, users inserted a different rule to abide by.

In 2012, the Business Insider editor wrote a story about the top mistake potential candidates were making during the job application process. She claimed the "majority of people" she's interviewed, from intern to senior level, had forgotten to send a thank you email following an interview.

"They're all messing up on something that I think is very important when trying to get a job: the Thank You Email," she wrote in 2012. "Whether we spent thirty minutes meeting in the offices; we Skyped because you're abroad for your Junior spring semester; or we did a quick first-round phone interview, too many people are forgetting to follow up later that day or the next day with a quick email. It doesn't have to be anything too involved. Truthfully, the shorter the better."

INSIDER did not immediately provide comment to Newsweek.

Monster, a job-searching website, argued the importance of submitting a "thank you" letter. In doing so, they cited a 2017 Accountemps survey that claimed three out of four job applicants don't send notes after completing their interview.

"Sending a thank-you note after an interview should be an important part of any job-hunting strategy," Monster's website reads. "Whether or not you send a thank-you note could actually determine if you get the job."

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