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I just had a Pre-Interview call, which in itself had interview content, then I was scheduled to interview in the next week.

I am going to write a TY Note and mail it today expressing my enthusiasm, energy and set myself apart.

I the attitude of MH " It is my priviledge to provide any service to your firm" etc.

Good idea?

asteriskrntt1's picture

DP

Some recruiters will love it, some will find it over the top. I think most will be shocked they got a card at all, so the impact of your closing signature might not even be noticed. 

However, in the strictest sense, your sign off becomes a bit of a risk management issue.  You already have the next interview, so to some degree, you already already accomplished your goal of expressing your enthusiasm, energy and setting yourself apart.  So what do you gain by risking your unique sign off?  Or what could you possibly lose?

I think the fact you are asking the question says your spider sense might be tingling.  While there are no universal constants for this, the thank you note should be just that - a thank you note.  My understanding is that the goal is to thank them in a way they easily understand what they are being thanked for, shows your appreciation and allows you a graceful exit.  I would not want to cloud the note with what someone might perceive as an alternate agenda.

I try to send 4 or 5 thank yous a week (give or take) and generally sign off with "With much appreciation."  Good luck on the interview.  Remember, smiles and eye contact!

*RNTT

 

 

Mark's picture

Yes, certainly a good idea.

I am not sure how to read your last sentence, though.  As Asterisk read it, it was as a sign off, but I'm not sure that's what you mean.  In general, as a sign off that is a little much.  If, however, you mean it as a general thought relative to sending, then of course that's the right attitude to have.

In today's market, thank you cards are one of the easiest ways to stand out.

Mark

Darrell's picture

 

Definitions of priviledge on the Web:

  • A privilege--etymologically "private law" or law relating to a specific individual--is a special entitlement or immunity granted by a government ...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priviledge

 Definitions of privilege on the Web:

  • a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all
  • prerogative: a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right); "suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males"
  • bestow a privilege upon
  • (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship 
    wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

 

 Million-dollar idea:  a thank you note with spell-checker :)

Seriously though, that's great enthusiasm.