Really stupid mistake in thank you note-- help ASAP please

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Really stupid mistake in thank you note-- help ASAP please

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:50 am

I sent a thank you note and thanked them for meeting with me on a Monday and meant to say Wednesday. Send another email and apologize for the mistake or just let it go?

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Re: Really stupid mistake in thank you note-- help ASAP please

Postby Gigaton Punch » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:58 am

this is why you shouldn't send thank you notes.
I would just leave it.

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Re: Really stupid mistake in thank you note-- help ASAP please

Postby monkey85 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:01 am

Leave it.

If they really want you, they'll still take you.

Otherwise, just learn from it and move on. Sorry about that.

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Re: Really stupid mistake in thank you note-- help ASAP please

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:03 am

I've gotten thank you notes from two of the four interviewees that I spoke with, and I ignored them / promptly forgot the names of the senders and the content. The notes could've been filled with white powder and a picture of a penis and I probably wouldn't have noticed.

When you're the interviewee, you think the world revolves around hiring. When you're the interviewer--at least as a non-primary-decisionmaker--you're just thinking about the real work you have to do.

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Re: Really stupid mistake in thank you note-- help ASAP please

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:17 am

Anonymous User wrote:I've gotten thank you notes from two of the four interviewees that I spoke with, and I ignored them / promptly forgot the names of the senders and the content. The notes could've been filled with white powder and a picture of a penis and I probably wouldn't have noticed.

When you're the interviewee, you think the world revolves around hiring. When you're the interviewer--at least as a non-primary-decisionmaker--you're just thinking about the real work you have to do.



OP Here, thanks for the advice, and this makes me feel better about the colossal screw up. I sent it to an attorney who I though I made a real connection with so hopefully it's overlooked.

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Re: Really stupid mistake in thank you note-- help ASAP please

Postby sebastian0622 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:23 am

"Colossal" screw up? You're either annoyingly prone to hyperbole or else you've lived a sheltered life.

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Re: Really stupid mistake in thank you note-- help ASAP please

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:25 am

sebastian0622 wrote:"Colossal" screw up? You're either annoyingly prone to hyperbole or else you've lived a sheltered life.



lol fair enough. OCI winding down without an offer yet, gonna be 100K in debt when I graduate, Im running out of chances at the law school lottery so maybe not colossal but using TLS to have my panic attack.

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Re: Really stupid mistake in thank you note-- help ASAP please

Postby Eco » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:33 am

I personally think the Thank You note can make a big difference, but you have to write a really good one (I'm pretty good at mine, I always mention something in my interview note that I didn't get a chance to talk about in the interview, to seal the deal).

I think you'll be fine, just ignore it.

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Re: Really stupid mistake in thank you note-- help ASAP please

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:I sent a thank you note and thanked them for meeting with me on a Monday and meant to say Wednesday. Send another email and apologize for the mistake or just let it go?


I repeated, in back-to-back sentences, "thank you for taking the time to interview me yesterday," after OCI with one firm, and still got a call-back.




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