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I had my interview yesterday for an Information Architect position. It
well and I can post about that separately, especially since I've learned
great deal about how IA and tech writing responsibilities intersect.
My question today involves sending a thank you note after the interview.
I interviewed with a Director last and, after the interview, he gave me
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
(email). 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
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
I can compose a thank you note.
Personally, that makes me feel a trifle uneasy. I can write a thank you
note, and have written many. I would take advantage of the situation and
make it a one-two punch. Write TWO notes. Send one to the Director
specifically. Also send one to the recruiter, where you talk about how
much you appreciate the recruiter's help and how much you enjoyed
talking to the Director. The Director gets to read what you have to say,
and the recruiter gets to see you followed her instructions and sent her
a note to give to him that she could "approve." My two cents.
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