A handwritten thank you note is ideal, but when you can't deliver a handwritten note, a personalized email is fine. If the employer is going to make a hiring decision quickly, send a personalized email. If more time is available, send a handwritten note. It is acceptable to do both. Here are a few more tips to personalize your thank you notes:
- If you don't already own professional-looking stationery, now is the perfect time to buy some.
- Be sure to write an individual note or email message for each person you met with. If you have a large interview committee, ask for business cards and keep track of names.
- If someone is coordinating your interview schedule, write them a thank you note, too!