When to use the first name?

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Perseus_I
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When to use the first name?

Postby Perseus_I » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:54 pm

When you have a callback interview, and someone says to call him or her by their first name, would you say it's appropriate to use that person's first name or Mr./Ms. Last name when writing a thank-you letter?

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Re: When to use the first name?

Postby kaiser » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:56 pm

Perseus_I wrote:When you have a callback interview, and someone says to call him or her by their first name, would you say it's appropriate to use that person's first name or Mr./Ms. Last name when writing a thank-you letter?


At that point, just use their first name

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Re: When to use the first name?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:03 pm

kaiser wrote:
Perseus_I wrote:When you have a callback interview, and someone says to call him or her by their first name, would you say it's appropriate to use that person's first name or Mr./Ms. Last name when writing a thank-you letter?


At that point, just use their first name


If you can't remember which one they said to use (I had 14 screeners and 2 callbacks yesterday), is it fatal to just use Ms./Mr. Last Name?

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Re: When to use the first name?

Postby Ozymandias » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
kaiser wrote:
Perseus_I wrote:When you have a callback interview, and someone says to call him or her by their first name, would you say it's appropriate to use that person's first name or Mr./Ms. Last name when writing a thank-you letter?


At that point, just use their first name


If you can't remember which one they said to use (I had 14 screeners and 2 callbacks yesterday), is it fatal to just use Ms./Mr. Last Name?

Oh good lord.

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Re: When to use the first name?

Postby kaiser » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
kaiser wrote:
Perseus_I wrote:When you have a callback interview, and someone says to call him or her by their first name, would you say it's appropriate to use that person's first name or Mr./Ms. Last name when writing a thank-you letter?


At that point, just use their first name


If you can't remember which one they said to use (I had 14 screeners and 2 callbacks yesterday), is it fatal to just use Ms./Mr. Last Name?


Is it fatal? Cmon, man. Thank you notes are on the fringe of total irrelevance in this whole process, so don't sweat the details of it.

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Re: When to use the first name?

Postby 5ky » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:15 pm

I'm glad I never went through the hassle of writing thank you notes.

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Re: When to use the first name?

Postby glitter178 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:23 pm

i've actually been repeatedly discouraged from writing them. our CSO says not to write them. also i just went to a reception at k&e and they said they don't like getting them (they have made their decision before they are getting your thank you note)

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Re: When to use the first name?

Postby traehekat » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:56 pm

Thank you notes provide no upside. On the off chance someone actually reads it, it's just another opportunity to fuck up with a typo or something - that's it.




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