Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:I got multiple offers from V10 firms and didn't send a single thank you post-callback. I only wrote to/called the partner who gave me the offer. Thank-yous are a waste of time unless you have something important to say.
And a friend of mine send thank you notes to interviewers after screeners, and he has multiple V10 offers as well.
I'm not sure what either anecdotal account proves, except that it appears to not matter. Send them or don't send them.
Exactly, but I would send them anyways because:
Anonymous User wrote:
The particular partner I was warned about was friendly and personable, he apparently just thinks it is kind of obnoxious and a ridiculous waste of time to send thank you notes in this context. I don't think it speaks poorly of him or the firm's culture at all.
this is bullshit. One has to wonder the size of the stick up a hiring partner's ass if s/he decides not to hire you because s/he had to spent that extra 3 seconds to delete, rather than read, your generic thank-you email.
Most callback interviewers had made up their minds whether to recommend to hire you before you stepped one foot into their office - so you're letter probs won't get you an offer. However, a couple people responded to thank you emails at a firm I eventually accepted an offer from, and I think those relationships are worth the time to write a personalized thank you email.
These firms are considering whether to pay you over $3K for 10 weeks to do work a liberal arts undergrad could do for free. Don't cut corners; get off TLS and write your damn emails.