Post # 1
So I have more than one thread about my interview saga with this particular company, but I need some advice on etiquette!
I interviewed for my dream job a few times now. After a lot of push and pull over a few MONTHS, I went to a final interview on Wednesday late afternoon. I mailed off a thank you note yesterday morning, and this morning a friend of mine who works at the company asked if I had sent a thank you e-mail to my interviewer. I said no, that I had mailed her a thank you card that should be there today. My friend said that the interviewer had asked if I had said anything about the interview because she had not gotten an e-mail from me.
What should I do? I thought I was doing the right thing by mailing a thank you card the next morning, but I guess not! I don’t want to send an e-mail right now because that may look too obvious that my friend told me something. Advice would be great!
And happy Friday! 🙂
Post # 3
I wouldn’t send an e-mail, and I actually think it’s shitty that the boss is upset that you didn’t send in a “thank you e-mail”..like really? The fact that you sent in a real life Thank You card for a job interview is plenty.
Post # 4
“Good afternoon Ms. Interviewer:
just a quick note here in case my snail mail goes astray…
I wanted to thank you so much for meeting with me the other day. I’m really excited about the opportunity to parther with your company (or other such flatterring nonsesnse), and I look forward to discussing my future contributions with you.
I’m available at (contact info), and I look forward to any additional questions you may have for me.”
Post # 5
I’m not sure what you should do now. But I’ve always heard that now you should be sending thank you emails because oftentimes the interviewer is making the hiring decision so quickly, and emails are instant. Either that, or have one pre-written and leave it with the secretary on your way out.
Post # 6
@MissNoodles: I think that’s perfect!
OP, I always sent e-mail thank you notes as soon as I finished the interview. It never even occured to me that people sent physical thank you notes.
Post # 7
@LizLemon: I have always done handwritten cards!!
I would do exactly what @MissNoodles: suggested.
Post # 8
Good ideas, everyone. Thanks!
Post # 9
I usually do both email and snail mail just because email is so instantenous, but snail mail is becoming more and more rare. It seems like overkill but sometimes it seems necessary, too.
Post # 10
I would follow MissNoodles advice.