Our wise receptionist, Georgia Enty, stopped me Friday morning to show me something she’s never seen before: Three hand-written envelopes containing thank-you notes. They were hand-delivered to the reception desk by an applicant who was interviewed by three colleagues on the previous afternoon.
I don’t think hand-delivery is as important as a hand-written note. Unfortunately, email is faster and more efficient for all concerned. But it was clear from Georgia’s reaction that this applicant’s extra effort caught her attention. She presented the envelopes to each of the three staffers as they passed through the lobby, and all commented on the unusual, memorable gesture.
Tips for memorable thank you notes are contained in an earlier post by executive recruiter Maryanne Rainone of Heyman Associates.