Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts June 2002
Short Cuts:BETTER YET
They might seem inconsequential, but in the
job-hunting world, well-written thank-you notes can be powerful
marketing tools. Boston College Career Center (careercenter.bc.edu)
offers this advice on writing one that will make an impression.
The sooner the better. Ideally, thank-you notes
should be sent out within 24 hours of an interview and no later
than two days after. With multiple hopefuls streaming in, the
interviewer might have a hard time recalling who was who.
Emphasize your interest. Mention your
enthusiasm for the company, and reiterate your interest in the
position. List one or two skills that would position you as a
Address trouble spots. If the interviewer
brought up any concerns in the interview, such as skills or past
experience, address them in a positive manner without dwelling on
Personalize it. If several people were involved
in the interview process, do not send out identical letters.
Individualize each with a reference to something the interviewer
said or asked.
Use good stationary. Quality bond paper, in
neutral tones such as white or cream, along with a matching
envelope work best.
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