I don’t often get snail mail at work anymore. Most people don’t, I suppose. But that’s one reason why it’s nice to send a hand-written thank you note after a meeting or interview.
I received a particularly nice note today that addressed me personally. Candidates usually talk about the job or the company. That’s fine, and expected. But establishing a connection with the person who interviewed you is maybe even more important. To paraphrase my favorite part of the note:
I really enjoyed learning about your company and the job. I’m excited at the thought of working with and learning more from you in the future — your excitement is contagious!
Even compliments from college seniors feel good.