What's the best way to send a Thank You note after an interview? The big debate -- should you send an email, or go the traditional route and hand write a note?
The best approach is both. Candidates like the immediacy of sending an email thanking the interviewer for their time. However, we all know that this is seen as impersonal at best; and at worst it's seen as the easy way out. Handwritten notes are always appreciated, but the downside is that it can take several days to work its way to the hiring manager's desk. Simple solution -- send both. We recommend that you send a same-day Thank You note by email, and also drop a handwritten Thank You in the mail.
A few things to remember:
The one-two punch of an email and a handwritten note shows that you are interested in the opportunity and that you are organized, thoughtful, capable of following through and that you exceed expectations.
Everyone intends to send a Thank You note, but very few get around to doing it. By carefully and thoughtfully following up, you will separate yourself from the stack!