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# Post-interview snafu (or not)

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18 Feb 2010, 20:16
I interviewed at Kellogg this Monday and when I got home, I promptly typed up a nice thank you letter on good quality paper.
Today in the mail, was a nice handwritten card from the interviewer.
My questions are:
Did I screw up in sending a typed letter? Thoughts on damage control (if it's a situation)
Do they send cards to everybody? Or am I just stressing out over nothing at all?

Any info would be nice!
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18 Feb 2010, 20:20
This forum is intense.

You are fine.
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18 Feb 2010, 20:24

you'll be fine - don't sweat it!
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19 Feb 2010, 00:50
alijafri80 wrote:
I interviewed at Kellogg this Monday and when I got home, I promptly typed up a nice thank you letter on good quality paper.
Today in the mail, was a nice handwritten card from the interviewer.
My questions are:
Did I screw up in sending a typed letter? Thoughts on damage control (if it's a situation)
Do they send cards to everybody? Or am I just stressing out over nothing at all?

Any info would be nice!

Getting a nice handwritten card from your interviewer is a sure-fire sign of a ding.

....Just kidding. I would take that as a great sign, not sure what youre worried about. Most interviewers dont even return thank you emails.
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19 Feb 2010, 04:23
Thanks you guys!!! With the essays and everything... almost at wits end!!!!
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19 Feb 2010, 06:31
Yeah, I totally do not get what you're stressing about! I've just sent emails to my interviewers, and have not even a reply in one case. So the handwritten note is obviously better than an email, and an email is obviously better than having no response.

Take a chill-pill.
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19 Feb 2010, 10:20
I honestly believe emails are absolutely fine. In fact, my number one priority with thank-you emails is timeliness; I tend to send them within 24 hours of the interview, if not within a few hours of having come back from it.

While the idea of a nice handwritten message is nice, it may take a couple of days to get to the interviewer. However, a well-worded, concise email is instantaneous

And to the OP: dont worry, you're fine !
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19 Feb 2010, 10:42
I am such an idiot....I just realized from this post that I totally biffed and forgot to send a thank you to my most recent interviewer. Immediately following my interview I jumped back into an intense situation at work and I just plum forgot. It was with my first choice school, no less. Besides being uncharacteristically rude, am I damned?
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19 Feb 2010, 10:59
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I am such an idiot....I just realized from this post that I totally biffed and forgot to send a thank you to my most recent interviewer. Immediately following my interview I jumped back into an intense situation at work and I just plum forgot. It was with my first choice school, no less. Besides being uncharacteristically rude, am I damned?

I'd say still send one. Better late than never....
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19 Feb 2010, 11:08
Type A gunners are too common in professional school.
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24 Feb 2010, 13:00
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I sent emails to my interviewers (w/in 24 hours or so) and a hand-written thank you card within a few days.

I just got an email from my Anderson (alum) interviewer saying that he was floored by my nice note, and it was the first he has ever received -- He has been doing interviews for a few years. I know they have to submit their comments from the interview long before they will get a card in the mail, but it couldn't hurt if there's any follow-up, or just for good karma

luck to all of you.
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