Re: Interview Follow-Up

Subject: Re: Interview Follow-Up
From: Jan Cohen <najnehoc -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Dori Green <dgreen -at- associatedbrands -dot- com>, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 12:24:11 -0800 (PST)

Oh, it's probably only something old fuddie-duddies like me (I didn't want to say "us" 8^) ) do. Perhaps it stems from the days before people became accustomed to receiving instantaneous gratification.

But both Gene and Lauren are right: a thank-you note sent via email is not necessarily a bad thing now-a-days. They help exemplify certain kinds of traits and initiative, especially when sent to those who performed most of the interviewing process.

I'll continue to reserve my best parchment for those higher up the food chain. ;^)

jan c.

--the thing I liked most about taking tests in elementary school was the sweet scent of mimeographed mulberry.

----- Original Message ----
From: Dori Green <dgreen -at- associatedbrands -dot- com>
To: Jan Cohen <najnehoc -at- yahoo -dot- com>; Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2008 2:44:48 PM
Subject: RE: Interview Follow-Up

Jan Cohen wrote:

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^)


Is it an age thing, or a professional communicator thing? I've been
known to send a thank you via e-mail if all of the related
was via e-mail, but most of the time I send a formal thank you card
a personal hand-written message added using my special fountain pen.

Rite-Aid drug store sells fountain pens. If civilization falls apart I
can even make one from a goose quill and stoveblack. Civilization
never fall so far apart that a proper thank you would be amiss.

Dori Green


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