I struggled with the idea that I should send via email a thank you letter. I would rather send a nice letter on nice paper that matches my resume and references. However, if I were to do that, then I would loose those valuable days when my person would have received it and I could not guarantee that person would actually receive the mail. This was not an option.
On my train ride home, the first
thing I did was take out paper and wrote everything I could remember about what
I talked about with each person. Were they curious about something? Were they
worried about something? Did they stress something? Did you get a weird feeling
when something came up and you wanted to clarify it? I didn't use a very basic
thank you...I spent about an hour writing the thank you letters - and each was
different but somewhat similar. I was very happy with the result, and I felt
like it was very easy to write because I had a good understanding of the job
and I know my skills...I just needed to finish selling myself.
Out of the people I interviewed with, I received business
cards from all but one. That one person was important and needed a thank you
too - so I looked it up online to be sure they knew just how interested I was.