Re: Interview Follow-Up

Subject: Re: Interview Follow-Up
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 13:07:28 -0800

I'm notoriously bad about checking my paper in-folder
in a timely manner. If someone sent me a snailmail
letter and nobody happened to drop it off on my desk
because they were checking their own mail and saw
one for me, odds are I wouldn't see it until the hiring
decision had been made and the new person was
onboard. :)

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
> You can follow up in other manners, but the formal thank-you is, from
> my experience, best delivered in hard copy (and don't start thinking
> fax on me now). Just as you could wish someone Happy Holidays over the
> phone, or in e-mail or over IM, people seem to take more notice when
> they go to their mailbox and pull out a letter - not a bill or
> junkmail - addressed to them in pen, and open a short greeting signed
> by the sender.

> While I agree that thank-yous are scarce, I maintain that some
> delivery methods have a greater impact than others. Perhaps not
> everyone agrees, but from my own standpoint, receiving a letter in the
> mail had a greater impact (even when from candidates I'd ruled out at
> the interview). I think it's classy, but YMMV.


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