thank-you notes

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  1. pat

    pat Junior Member
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    An annoying topic, I know. But I just spent hours writing thank-you notes to all my interviewers for the last month, and I'm wondering if everyone else is doing that too, or just emailing, or nothing? I don't know if I can write anymore because they sound so tiresome and insincere now.
     
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    lvspro ASA Member
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    Do it right after you walk out of the interview... 15 min max.
     
  3. adleyinga

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    You get tired writing them and the PDs get tired reading them- so it is mutual
     
  4. VolatileAgent

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    e-mail is fine. if they are interested, you'll get a positive response in reply. just personalize each e-mail you send to each program (i.e. don't 'boilerplate' them all) so that they know you are truly interested.
     
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    Just a suggestion...

    Write ALL your interviewers a personalized thank you (especially if you are very interested in the program) the day after the interview. You can have a generalized thank you on you computer, but as others have said, make sure that each note/letter contains info about the meeting. It is tedious but an extra 10% of effort makes you look better than 90% of your fellow applicants.

    Personally, I think e-mail is lazy, and the norm that a lot of people follow. They read it one minute and put it in their delete folder the next. A personalized letter is tangible...much more memorable.
     
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    I sent postcards with cool pictures of Seattle on them & I think that is what landed the position I'm in now...not really, I don't think it really matters. Most of the time they look at stuff that actually matters. Save your stamp.
     
  7. driverabu

    driverabu www.riograndband.com
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    Well, I can see how e-mail can be viewed as lazy, but hey, we are in the year 2005, not 1905 and almost the entire world uses e-mail. However, I am most definitely hand writing a few to the programs I am most interested in.
     

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