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Write Thank You by Hand

Q. I've been going on several face-to-face interviews since graduation and am grateful people will see me, but I haven't heard back from any of them. Is there something I am supposed to be doing? I do send an email afterward telling them how much I appreciated their time.

Ans. How about sending a hand-written thank you card or letter instead of an email? The fact that you send any thank you at all is commendable, but why not get a leg up on the many others who are being interviewed and send a note that is smart, attractive, and memorable-so it will help you become memorable too.

 

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