Re: Thank you notes
I had a lovely interview yesterday for a permanent position I'd really like. After I got home, I sat down and send a thank you note to both people I spoke to. I do this most of the time. Sometimes I provide something helpful extra information, or the solution to a question that came up, the address of a listserv the current writing team might find useful <g>.
Sometimes, it's just a simple bread-and-butter note: Had a wonderful time, liked what I saw, hope to hear from you soon. Either way it reminds them who I am and, I presume, keeps my name in their minds after I'm gone.
I can't say that it's ever had an impact on the decision, although I know some folks on this list have said it has be the thing that sets them apart from the other the candidates. Maybe I'm just not doing it right.
I've looked through the archives and found a good deal on how effective thank-yous can be, but not much about the text of such letters themselves.
So my question is: when you do this, what do you write?
Thanks in advance,
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Sr. Technical Writer
marilyns -at- qualcomm -dot- com
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