I hope this is not too off topic for “family Life” but this all relates back to me being able to get a job to take care of me and my daughter.
I am facing a layoff on January 1 so I’ve been searching for a job. Jobs are hard to come by, interviews even harder. But on Friday afternoon I had an interview! It was kind of last minute (I didn’t have a lot of time to prepare) but I think it went well and I am excited about the possibility of working for the place. This weekend I bought a pack of thank you cards so I could write a thank you and send them today (one business day later).
Looking online for tips over the weekend, I noticed everything says to e-mail a thank you note and gives a format for an e-mail. It seems very formal. I was thinking of doing a more informal written thank you note spelling out my gratitude and overall interest in the job (I mean I need a job… any job… but this one sound like it would be a keeper in good times as well as bad).
Is a handwritten thank you too informal? It’s an informal office (they men interviewing me were wearing jeans and were lighthearted). And half of my job would be customer relations and sales (selling advertisements). To me, a personal touch in that kind of job would be key. I know I fell better about a written thank you than a form letter thank you.
I want to do things right, I really want this job. I just need some opinions–am I way out there on this? It’s been years since I applied for a job and wrote thank yous.
I plan on typing up my notes and then handwriting them in the cards. So I will be able to send e-mail notes just as easily as handwritten.
Thank you all!