You recently advised someone in your online column to send a typed thank you letter after an interview. I had always been told to send a handwritten note. Am I out of touch?
Out of Touch
Dear Donna replies:
Dear Out of Touch,
While handwritten follow-up notes after an interview were once the norm, in the technology-driven world we live in, typed letters are now considered the norm and are expected by most. There may still be some folks who say they prefer a handwritten note but for many, a handwritten note would be considered too informal and too folksy.
The challenge is there is no way of knowing who prefers what. So you will never look bad with a type-written note whereas you might appear unsophisticated or out of touch to some people if you send a handwritten note.
The bottom line is that most job applicants never even send a thank you note. No matter how you create it, the most important thing is that you send it. Read, Followup is good form for more tips about following up after an interview (www.Nurse.com/Cardillo/Good-Form).