UnderrateOverachieve wrote:Please go on. Let's say you have 100 interviews. If you sent 100 thank you's---we will keep them generic to prevent cringe factor---would it ever hurt you? Is it safe to say, that on average, you might be better off writing them than not? If someone does not care about them then they will not help, but if they do, and you don't write one, then it hurts you. Is it not worth writing them then?
Will an attorney who does not really care about a thank you going to drop your stock because you sent them one?
Where is the group think in that logic?
I try and do a little extra with everything I do, and 9/10 it does not result in anything significant, but 1/10 times it does. Someone takes notice or it helps me succeed where I may have otherwise not.
I cannot imagine an attorney getting an email that says "Thank you very much sir for taking time out of your day to come down to my school and interview me for the summer associate position," and thinking HAHA this kid is a fucking [Hi; this person hates sunshine and kittens and pleasant things in the world], let's not hire him!
I have never received a thank you before I submitted my final evaluation and recommendation to our recruiting committee, so they have definitively never had any impact other than me cringing.