RE: Interview Follow-Up

Subject: RE: Interview Follow-Up
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 08:13:27 -0500

Jim Barrow wrote:

>I interviewed with a Director last and, after the interview, he gave me his
business card and said the following: "Here's my card. Email me if you
have any questions about the job."

I took this gesture as an opportunity for me to send a thank you letter

It was

>Since I worked with a recruiter to get this interview, I
telephoned her to give her my feedback regarding the interview. When I
mentioned the business card above she immediately agreed that I should send
a thank you note, but insisted that I send the note to her first for

Does this sound like standard operating procedure? I'm a big boy. I think
I can compose a thank you note.<

It could be, but it might also be her trying to help you get that job (it
helps her bottom line too). The problem many people have with thank you
notes is they continue the selling process, such as packing the letter with
reasons why you should get the job, or they write a manifesto. She might be
able to give you some helpful pointers in how to convey your appreciation
for the interview without causing any unnecessary problems. Besides, it is
your letter. If you don't agree with her suggestions, don't use them. The
last time I used a headhunter, I encountered the same thing. That extra pair
of eyes actually made for a better thank you note.

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