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    Cyburbian
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    First interview etiquette

    So I just had my first interview for a position with a small (15 person) private firm and I am in the process of writing thank you emails to each person that was in the interview (three).

    My question is this: Should I also followup with a hand written thank you note to each person that was in the interview?

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    No...one or the other is fine. Both is just overkill. I personally think handwritten notes are over-rated, email is good.

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    Personally delivered hand written notes over email if you can. Get in as many "touches" as you can in order so that why you can follow up and it shows commitment.
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    I vote for handwritten notes as well, in the age of electronic messages, its easy to forget one email or another. A written letter or small professional note card stands out more.

    I had a nice monogram set that I used after I interviewed for my current job and I saw my card a few months after I started in my supervisor's office.
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    I work during the day, so personal delivery may be out of the picture for the near future. Should I do both email and handwritten? or just go full handwritten

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    I think both could be overkill. Go with the handwritten. But I'd try to drop them at lunch or something because I think the key is to get them out there quick.

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    Am I late?

    My suggestion is to send a formal letter as an email attachment on the same day of the interview held. The advantage is that you as a candidate is fresh in the interviewee's mind and can immediately relate your interview responses with your 'thank you' letter.

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