There it was: the de rigueur thank-you e-mail from a young lawyer who just had a networking meeting with me.
So good, so far. If only his thank-you hadn’t arrived within five minutes of our saying good-bye to each other.
Promptness is – most times – a virtue. But sending thank-you e-mails right on the heels of finishing a job interview or networking meeting can leave the impression that you’re simply going through the motions. (I wondered, in fact, if my young colleague had written his thank-you message before he’d even met me.)
To get the most bang for your thank-you buck, do the following: