Because I can't send each and every one of
you a thank you note, I've appended one above.
I've also typed it out for comparison.
- Send an e-mail note as soon as possible after the interview.
- Write a physical thank you note (on nice stationery?) as well, to be sent after you return home.
- Send to all relevant people (at least your immediate 'host' and head honcho).
- Add personal details, or reinforce a point that you'd like to make again.
There was some pushback about whether or not a physical thank you note was necessary or relevant, as opposed to e-mail. I argued that a handwritten note is typically more impactful in that it is a physical object (and a tool that is not usually used, i.e. handwriting, and thank you notes.) I am not sure that the detractors felt that physical thank you notes were worth the effort and expense.
Perhaps things have changed, and thank you e-mails are now de rigueur. Readers, what say you?
*Being oblique to protect the innocent