Infographic: Manners Matter When It Comes to Job Interviews

With the rise of flextime, casual dress codes, and work-from-anywhere technology, most businesses are not nearly as traditional as they used to be. Yet the “thank-you” note remains a job-search mainstay, suggests a new survey from staffing firm Accountemps.

Eighty percent of Human Resources (HR) managers said they take “thank-you” messages into account when deciding who to hire. The bad news? Respondents reported receiving notes from only 24% of applicants, down from 51% in 2007.

The infographic below highlights more key findings from this survey.