1styearlateral wrote:Do you drop your date off at his/her apartment and then immediately text them "had a nice night" or "thank you for taking me out"? Yeah, you could. But to say nothing speaks volumes and playing hard-to-get is almost always the best strategy.
Regarding handwritten notes, I don't think a handwritten note is effective for most employers (judges/maybe solo practitioners excluded) because of the timeline for making these choices. When I've interviewed someone, I've been required to input my comments that day (or not much more than a day later); by the time a handwritten letter gets to me I've probably already entered my comments and can't add to them. Thus your letter ended up being kind of useless for you. In a situation where only one person is doing all the interviewing and hiring it may be fine because they may still be making a decision a few days from then, but in most other circumstances it's not useful.
I think sending a handwritten note to a biglaw interviewer or your interviewer at, say, Google, is the point at which I'd think you look desperate. But that's just me personally.