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Email or handwritten thank you after an interview?

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A handwritten note will take a couple days to arrive if you mail it. Emails arrive immediately. It might make a difference. Also at my agency we don’t have individual mailboxes, just three boxes in the mailroom by last name initial that no one checks. Literally never. Found a 2015 Christmas card to a colleague who quit in 2016 the other day. Net net, they might never get it

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Exactly this

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Email. Speed matters now. Handwritten is passé

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I disagree with CD1 - do whatever feels right to you. Do both if you want. You can send an email and follow up with a hand written thank you note. There isn’t a right or wrong way about saying thank you. At the end of the day you did it and you won’t have to wonder.

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I personally don’t care. It’s a very nice gesture and always fun to get cards but has zero impact on whether or not I recommend you for the job.

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Handwritten note? Who are you ? Unless the interview took place at a lake house and they limo/chopper/horse carriaged you there, then yes. Hire a calligrapher too! you cheap bastard. Send an email

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I’m sorry you don’t arrive at your interview by chopper, how the devil are you getting there then?

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No don't do both that's fake / trying too hard. Do one and be genuine and write something thoughtful! Don't bother with cliches or canned 3 sentences. And you don't MAIL handwritten Thank You notes. You leave them with the receptionist / front desk within 24 hours. (Same with emails, write the next day, not the minute you walk out the door). Be authentic.

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both

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Hand written goes much further for an impression

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Depends. If you’re creative then it would feel too ass kissey and unnatural. But if you’re in PR I noticed they like writing handwritten notes and that’s their jam.

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I’m in PR. A thank you won’t make or break the decision. But it will firm up a first impression. So speed matters. I prefer email because otherwise mail may get lost

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In this day and age, handwritten will distinguish you from the ones who only send email

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:)

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If you’re afraid of handwritten getting lost, you can personally deliver it to the agency and hand it to the front desk.

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I love handwritten. I always try to deliver them the next day if I can.

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Hand written will make you stand out like dog’s balls (in a good way) because people (in general) don’t send thank you anything anymore. I send a handwritten note AND an email. DON’T ‘cut and paste’.

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Handwritten, put in the extra effort.

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Handwritten email

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Hand written is old school. You’d come across weird.

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If you handwrite it, I'll never receive it. I'll never know. On the off chance I do, I'll still have made my decision about you days before I receive it. You have, at best, 3 working days. That's the extreme scenario.

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Wow ☝️ Maybe thank you emails or cards don’t matter at all if they’re moving that fast

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Write the note in the lobby after and go back up and give it to the front desk! Timely and personal!

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Both. Different messages with each so I’m not duplicating. Email is fast. Snail mail is memorable

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This. In the creative field I have always sent the email a day or two after an interview, then mailed something as well, making sure they arent the same messages. The email is a little more formal, the handwritten a little more personal. I always state in better words "I'm sending you something" as well, so not only are they on the lookout for it, it makes sure I don't backburner sending it as well. Bonus points if you can relate your work into the snail mail method, as it will make them see your work again.

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