I feel a bit redundant thanking you, Mark and Mike, for what you have produced here. I am a physician venturing into the world of IT consulting, and my mentor recommended you-- one of the best tips I have ever received. Clear, concise and pragmatic advice abounds. I am systematically working my way through past podcasts, and am repeatedly pleased (yet no longer surprised) at wthe quality of what I find.
So here is my question:
I had a phone interview with a consulting firm, where all communication has been over email or on the phone (I have worked with people from their company in my current position). Their website has no address listed for either their office or any of their principals. I sent an email thank you for the phone interview, recognizing that it wasn't an optimal response.
My mentor was having lunch yesterday with their Chairman of the Board and a senior VP (my organization is a client of this consulting firm) and on their way back to the office he suggested they meet with me. I happened to be in the office briefly, not dressed for an interview at all, but I agreed since I felt it would be poor form to refuse-- their only being in town briefly. I feel the interview went well but, again, the issue of thank you notes rears up. I now have an address for their offices, but both men travel quite a bit. I don't know what proper etiquette would be-- an email thank you that they are more likely to receive promptly, or a written thank you that I am not sure will reach them any time soon?
Thanks in advance for any assistance, comments, or advice from anyone.