Wasn't able to give a Thank You Card...?

  1. Today I had an interview at a LTC. The interview went alright... the questions weren't as hard as I expected. I was nervous, my mouth was extremely dry. I also stutter so sometimes I feel like this is an automatic strike against me.
    at the end of the day, I did the best I could do... at this point if the position is meant to be mine it's in God's hands.

    She was very nice at the end of the interview.
    I have to email her another reference (this is the hard part- I have NO idea who I could use)
    Another problem is, I like to give a Thank you card but I was unable to this time. The facility is locked down and you have to buzz to get in.
    The interviewer walked me to the front door and let me out so there was no way I could drop off the Thank you card. (no mail slot or anything, everything you had to buzz back in)

    I do have the interviewers email- would it be ok if I told her thank you for taking out the time to meet with me and etc when I email her my 3rd reference?

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  3. by   MomRN0913
    People give thank you CARDS for interviews now? Really? A little email thanking her for the opportunity is quite acceptable. It's not too late to do so.
  4. by   netglow
    I agree. I would not give a hand written note - very unprofessional - you aren't thanking them for a baby shower gift!

    An email should be fine, or you can write a professionally formatted thank you note on your resume paper and put it in the mail.

    You should already have 3 references. Don't know what you can do about that one.
  5. by   Nursein2011
    I think it is fine to either e-mail a thank you or send one in the mail. I have never personally handed the interviewer a thank you right after as you may want to mention a part of the interview in the thank you such as if you got to tour the unit. Also, I do feel that there are professional looking thank you cards that you can hand write a thank you inside. I know my interviewer appreciated the one I gave her, and I got the job. Good luck to you! I hope you get it.
  6. by   llg
    I think the idea of giving a thank you card at the time of the interview is a bad idea anyway. It seems so automatic -- with no personalization or thought given to the actual interview. I would much rather receive a note during the following 2 or 3 days, preferably a hand-written note that comments on the details of the actual interview. A standardized, impersonal "thank you for your time" that is written before the actual interview is far less than ideal. Such a note can be snail mailed -- yes, through the US Post Office.

    In today's society ... an e-mail is also OK -- at least it is for everyone I know.