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Do you folks normally send one thank-you to the recruiting coordinator after an interview, and ask him/her to extend your thanks to your interviewers? This is what our school's Career Services Office suggests doing, although they said that if you really "clicked" with a certain interviewer, it's cool if you send a personalized thank-you to that specific person.

Or, do you guys still send individual thank-yous to every single interviewer?

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Re: Sending only one thank-you card/letter to the firm after a callback?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 01:13:47 PM »
I just sent a collective note to the recruiter for both of the callbacks I've done so far. While I did click pretty well with a couple of the interviewers, I determined that coming up with something sufficiently personal without sounding cheesy, etc. was too difficult. I actually wrote out a couple of "personal" ones, didn't like the way they read, and reverted to a collective note. One has already resulted in a positive outcome.

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Re: Sending only one thank-you card/letter to the firm after a callback?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008, 03:02:21 PM »
I don't see the point of doing a collective note...I mean, do you really think the recruiting person will get your note and then immediately email the hiring partners or whomever and tell them that you thanked her for having you at the callback?
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Re: Sending only one thank-you card/letter to the firm after a callback?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008, 04:41:31 PM »
I don't see the point of doing a collective note...I mean, do you really think the recruiting person will get your note and then immediately email the hiring partners or whomever and tell them that you thanked her for having you at the callback?

The point of the note is not not sending a note.
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Re: Sending only one thank-you card/letter to the firm after a callback?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2008, 07:17:29 PM »
FWIW I just got an offer from a firm I only sent one thank-you note to.

No, the recruiter is probably not going to personally send thanks to each interviewer. However, the note will make it into your file which will be reviewed when your status goes to committee.
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Re: Sending only one thank-you card/letter to the firm after a callback?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2008, 02:16:53 PM »
Hmm, I'm been doing the one note thing, but to the hiring partner (or someone else on the hiring committee who interviewed me).  If there's nobody on the hiring committee, I'll send it to the attorney that I clicked the most with (or the one who interviewed me first) and CC the recruiter.  I have no idea if this is good or bad.
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Re: Sending only one thank-you card/letter to the firm after a callback?
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008, 09:40:54 PM »
I have sent personal thank yous to every person I met with at each law firm (via email).  I try to include at least something we discussed, and try to affirm my interest in the firm.  I have gotten offers from essentially all the firms I interviewed with.  I think it's rude to ignore anyone you met with, and only email the "important" people.  Of course, if you really connect with someone, send them a longer email.  Also, I only email recruiters if I met with them for more then 5 seconds (otherwise it just seems weird).  I go to a good school (CCN), but my grades suck, and I have five V5-V20 offers.  So interviews and the impression you make can definitely make a difference, at least in my experience.

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Re: Sending only one thank-you card/letter to the firm after a callback?
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2008, 10:34:16 PM »
I don't send thank you notes.
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Re: Sending only one thank-you card/letter to the firm after a callback?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2008, 11:00:12 AM »
Interviewers. Email is fine.
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Re: Sending only one thank-you card/letter to the firm after a callback?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2008, 11:52:21 AM »
I send personal notes via snail mail to everyone, but I do the one e-mail to the recruiter just in case the mail takes an inordinate amount of time to get there.  From what I gather, the firm gets LOADS of these thank yous. But I mean, while it's NOT like the partners are sitting there WAITING on your thank you to arrive, I think when they get it, they're much more likely to remember you and vote for an offer.  Especially if you write well.  Make them cry.