My good friend Larry Connelly has given me so much good advice through the years. None is better than this: So many people in today’s job markets simply do not know how to send proper thank you notes. Over the past 20 years I have sent hundreds of people in for interviews. To me the courtesy of a thank you note is something I thought was intuitive.
Surprisingly it is not. Here is one piece of advice I give only to close friends and family. Now you have it…
After the interview, instead of typing and email to the people you met try this… Hand write a thank you card. More importantly, keep these thank you cards with you and return it to reception area and ask that it be delivered to your interviewer that day.
I promise you will stand out from the crowd. Go to your local office supply store and buy a box of 25 thank you cards. It will be the best investment you ever make.