Dough! They use very nice ingredients, so if you are eating it as a treat, who cares. Treat. Yo. Self. Also, shout out to Peter Pan, its excellent donuts, and legit mingling of all income groups. I have the best morning stranger conversations there.
@bgprincipessa The J Crew Minnie. Work wear staple!
@KathleenD@twitter Interesting perspective. Purely anecdotally, the biggest handwritten note senders I know are male executives in tech and finance. Those dudes keep cardstock and stamps in their desks. I think the issue here is more that the interviewee here took a week to formally say thanks, and in the meantime, other people undoubtedly beat her to it.
@KathleenD@twitter I think industry culture is a factor, but I don't think you can be too polite. Much the same as it's better to be overdressed, it's better to err on the side of too polite. An email the day of interview, and a short handwritten note in the mail the next day - I've seen this strategy work in finance, IT and higher education.
@TheDilettantista And also,saying thank you right after the interview is good manners, but waiting a whole week to follow up more formally? That's a no-no, kids. Do that the next day.
@sheistolerable Exactly. This behavior shows lack of initiative, not a fave of most managers.
I'm a hiring manager and yes, you should follow up again. Others may have already done so, and I think this is a lesson to strike while the iron is hot. Also, this advice might be industry-specific, but a handwritten thank you goes much farther than an email. If you have a successful face to face interview, a classy and memorable move is a short (three sentences or so) thank you note. Buy a box of Crane's ivory cards, and a good ink pen. You have just outclassed every other interviewee.
I love a person who loves her grandparents - thank you, Brittany. I have the exact same feelings about Walmart, and for the exact same reasons. My grandma lovingly calls them "the drug dealer", so there's that, too.
@sintaxis Agreed. While "Tokyo, Japan" might open some doors, "unaccredited" will close quite a few others. As a hiring manager, I'm not in a position to consider people with degrees from unaccredited schools when there are so many people with degrees from accredited institutions who have also lived, studied and worked abroad. I'm not saying the writer's plan is not a smart plan, but it has its limits.
@charmcity Not a single regret on the public school front. I was able to pay for it all with subsidized Direct Loans, which made it so much more tolerable to borrow for grad school a few years later. It also made me much more savvy at navigating large institutions, which was borne of necessity, but has served me well.