Can I send both an e-mail and a handwritten thank you note? PLEASE RESPOND.

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    So this morning I had a panel interview with a group of nurse managers for a nurse residency program. I am thinking about sending a thank you note. I know there are several posts about this on AN, and from what I have read either e-mail or handwritten is acceptable. However, is it overkill to send both?

    I didn't get every manager's name and/or email address. So, I'm thinking about just writing the note to the manager who is also the coordinator of the program. I was really interested in the position but during the interview my nervous got the best of me. So I am hoping this note might help a bit (and if not, oh well...).

    They told me that I would hear their decision at the end of the week. Should I just send a handwritten note? Or should I email her AND send the note by mail, while letting her know in the e-mail that I mailed her a letter?


    HELP!
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    Always ALWAYS ask for business cards at the end of an interview!

    A simple email is all you need. "Thank you for your time and a great interview. I look forward to further communication. Feel free to contact me anytime at 555-555-5555 or nurse@blahblah.com. Have a great week."

    Nothing more! Hiring managers are swamped with enough emails and paper!
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    I'm going to do both.
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    Overkill. Why ask if you don't take the advice?
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    Those who take the time to drop a snail mail note along with email, go to the top of hiring pile for extra effort they extended to hiring manager. Hopefully, that will transition to extra effort during nursing position.
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    mclennan:

    Thanks for your response. I really do appreciate it when I ask questions and the community here on AN responds. However, when I asked this question, I only got one response (in time). I also spoke with someone who told me to just do both in case the snail mail gets lost or takes too long since they're likely to make a decision soon. I am just praying that I get chosen despite being nervous during the interview.
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    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    Those who take the time to drop a snail mail note along with email, go to the top of hiring pile for extra effort they extended to hiring manager. Hopefully, that will transition to extra effort during nursing position.
    I hope so. I did hand written notes after a recent interview then the next day sent an email. I received a return email that was very promising. I will continue to do this until I'm hired.
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    Handwritten notes are better. It says you took the time to write, sign and mail it.

    Do not do both. It's one or the other.
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    As a hiring manager, I am always impressed with a hand written note. It shows character and is very professional. Trust me, it does make a difference. Don't do both, just the handwritten note. Good Luck!
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    I sent an actual card in the mail right after my interview. Two days later I was offered the position. We were taught in my Professional Nursing class to send out actual thank you cards and everyone of us in my class who did this got hired within a week of the interview.
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