Thank you cards?

  1. I had a interview with a nurse recruiter today for my dream job/hospital. I have read in many threads it is professional to send a thank you card after interviews. What sort of stuff should you write in it without sounding unprofessional and cheesy? I really want my name to stick out in her head as a good candidate to refer to other nurse managers for open positions. Any clues as to what to write? I'm stumped!!!! Thanks in advance.
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  3. by   ZASHAGALKA
    As an astros fan, I took your thread title to mean, Thank you, St. Louis CARDS, for tanking at the end of the season. LOL.

    Def send thank you cards, in many cases, it's what sets you apart from the other applicants.

    What to say: "Thank you for the opportunity to interview with you. I look forward to the possibility of exploring how we could benefit each other in a working relationship."

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  4. by   ellescorpio
    Quote from ShannaRN
    I had a interview with a nurse recruiter today for my dream job/hospital. I have read in many threads it is professional to send a thank you card after interviews. What sort of stuff should you write in it without sounding unprofessional and cheesy? I really want my name to stick out in her head as a good candidate to refer to other nurse managers for open positions. Any clues as to what to write? I'm stumped!!!! Thanks in advance.

    This site helped me maybe it will help you

    http://www.career.vt.edu/JOBSEARC/thankyou.htm

    My thought is when in doubt send a card, it always looks good! Also make sure you mention something specific they said to you to show you listened and to remind them
  5. by   ZASHAGALKA
    The samples on the site above were full blown thank you letters. I think a nice card and a simple statement is just as effective, or more so.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  6. by   HARRN2b
    I got my first job out of college with Ford Motor Company in Detroit because I was the only candidate that sent a thank you. All the other candidates had MBA's and I did not. An MBA was required for the position. I was told I got the job because I had the best "people skills" and that is something that most are lacking. It did not matter that I did not have an MBA. They taught me the skills on the job. This was eons ago but still holds true today.
  7. by   Jules A
    Quote from HARRN2b
    I got my first job out of college with Ford Motor Company in Detroit because I was the only candidate that sent a thank you. All the other candidates had MBA's and I did not. An MBA was required for the position. I was told I got the job because I had the best "people skills" and that is something that most are lacking. It did not matter that I did not have an MBA. They taught me the skills on the job. This was eons ago but still holds true today.
    Awesome! My story isn't quite that exciting but I just re-interviewed with a nursing program director who I had met with over a year ago and as she went through my file she pulled out my thank-you note from our meeting and made mention of it. It just amazes me that people forget the value in good old fashion manners.
  8. by   Roy Fokker
    Any "Thank You" note you send should be personalised. Don't make it sound 'formulaic' or you risk being dismissed as being insinciere. mention some tid-bit of the interview, or your enthusiasm about seeing the place and liking it's atmosphere... something.

    Remember - you must always appreciate people taking their time to give you an opportunity.

    cheers,
  9. by   KnarfKS
    Zashagalka, I was thinking the exact same thing with the thread name.
  10. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from KnarfKS
    Zashagalka, I was thinking the exact same thing with the thread name.
    Well I'm sitting here watching the 'Stros play the Braves w/ Clemens on the mound while I'm surfing, so, the THOUGHT of baseball in general and the possibility to maybe going to another Clemens home playoff game is on the top of my mind. . .

    I was at the 18 inning game that Clemens closed last year.

    off topic, I know.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.

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