Gratitude Grief: Who to address in a thank-you note

by epi on February 21, 2012

Q: After applying for office manager at a small company, I found myself in a thank-you note dilemma.  I met all nine of the employees in the company, and everyone will be involved in the hiring decision.  Do I send a note to the president and the vice president, or should I send thank-you notes to everyone?

A: If you met with all nine as a group or simply met them as you were being shown around the business, you can send a single thank-you note.  Address it to the person who interviewed you, and express your appreciation for the time all of them took to meet you.  If you actually met with each person, the absolute best choice is to write the nine letters.  That’s a small price to pay to stand out from the crowd.

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