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The thank you letter.... is it a good idea?

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The thank you letter.... is it a good idea?
« on: August 08, 2007, 09:50:35 PM »
i'm currently awaiting fall oci and had some thoughts on thank you letters, post interview. outside of the law i've heard it was a good idea but career services told me that it was just another chance to make a mistake. So... do you send 'em or not?

Re: The thank you letter.... is it a good idea?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2007, 07:10:04 AM »
I've heard that they are unnecessary for the screening interviews, but necessary after callbacks.

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Re: The thank you letter.... is it a good idea?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2007, 11:58:21 AM »
If you do them right, it's ok.  It is just another change to mess up, but it's hard to mess up a thank you letter.  Just be sincere.  And mail them, directly to the interviewers.  Do not send thank you letters to people like hiring partners, it comes off as brown-nosing and desperate.

Re: The thank you letter.... is it a good idea?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2007, 01:28:09 PM »
Thank you cards are hard to make a mistake on, but I would say wait until you're at the second stage.

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Re: The thank you letter.... is it a good idea?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2007, 11:17:54 PM »
I've sent thank you letters to every person I've interviewed with and they've gone over quite well IMO.  If you are able to personalize it to your interview a bit w/out stretching too much then it is a good opportunity to remind them who you are, etc.

Re: The thank you letter.... is it a good idea?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2007, 01:32:08 PM »
according to my CDO- thank you letters for after callback.  neat, read through, printed on nice paper, etc.