Re: Interview Follow-Up

Subject: Re: Interview Follow-Up
From: Jan Cohen <najnehoc -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 10:40:29 -0800 (PST)

Bill said:

"Thank-you letters are always best delivered on paper by post. There's a certain classiness to it. Some say it also helps to type them..."

Type them? I've got a special gold-plated, Mont Blanc pen used for the purpose. Had it for years. There's nothing like receiving a thank-you note written in quasi-calligraphic style on a fine piece of parchment. For that matter, nothing like writing and sending them either... 8^)

jan c.

----- Original Message ----
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2008 10:12:26 AM
Subject: Re: Interview Follow-Up

> 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.

Agreed. Send her what you plan to write in an e-mail, but instruct her
NOT to send it on your behalf. Thank-you letters are always best
delivered on paper by post. There's a certain classiness to it. Some
say it also helps to type them while smiling and while raising your
pinky (for that added classiness), but YMMV. ;-)

Good luck!


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