it's not as bad as last year but my heart goes out to all those impacted by the #fires that are becoming #derigueur. stay safe and if you gotta exercise outside (I gotta) wear a mask. it sure is pretty tho.
My clients often ask me about thank you note etiquette, i.e. what is De Rigueur? So, here are three simple tips. (1) Practicality. All other things equal, a Handwritten Note > E-mailed Note > No Note. I've encountered a few decision-makers who feel that thank you notes are a waste of time, but they are the exception. My preference is to send a handwritten note, which demonstrates more thoughtfulness, gratitude, and genuine interest, than a cyber message. (2) Personality. Reference a specific interaction during interview (i.e. thank you for taking the time to show me around the office), Reference and remind them about what impressed them about you (i.e. I appreciate that you feel my design skills are of value to your operation), and Reference one of the interviewer's personal interests that you touched upon during the interview (i.e. the fiction novel I mentioned about the unnamed robbers who targeted Bob Marley is called: A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel (2015 Booker Prize) and it has a ton of Jamaican Patois). (3) Punctuality. Regardless of whether you send a note via snail-mail or e-mail, do so within 24 hours. #thankyounotes#interview#followup#derigueur#wehigheryou