Post Career Fair- Thank you Notes!

Filed in From the Staff by on February 20, 2018

 

Hello there!

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Hope everyone had a great experience at the Spring Career Fair last week. Even after the career fair, you can keep making a great impression with employers and advance your job application. How, you might ask? By writing thank you notes!

These are just a few of the benefits of writing thank you notes:

  1. They set you apart from other candidates
  2. They show respect and etiquette
  3. They keep your dialogue with the employer going after the career fair
  4. They impress employers with your communication skills

So, should you email thank you notes, or hand-write them? This really depends on how much time you have. Handwritten thank you notes are great if you want to stand out, but email is often preferred if you know the employer is making a quick decision. Keep timing in mind, and make sure you send out thank you notes one to two weeks after the career fair.

For contact information, if you got a business card from the company representative you spoke to, awesome! If you are like me and manage to misplace practically everything, that’s alright; the CDC has a business card database and will update it with all the Spring 2018 Career fair contacts the Thursday after the fair.

Be ready to apply for the jobs that stood out to you. You will most likely have to apply to positions online, so take the time to email your contact to follow up after you apply for the job. This is a great way to get your application pushed through. For questions or more information, feel free to email the peer advisors at cdcpeeradvisors18@wpi.edu or check out some of the tipsheets below.

Thank You Note Writing  Interview Process

Workshops: Mock Interview Day, Campus Center Odeum, Thursday 2/22 from 11 am – 3 pm.

Best of luck with the remainder of C-term!

 

Van Harting

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About the Author ()

I am a Mechanical Engineering Senior with a minor in ECE. On campus, I serve as a Resident Advisor and Peer Advisor for the CDC. In the past, I have also acted as the President for the Model UN club and the Squash Club! I have a passion for travelling, exploring new cultures and trying new food!

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  1. Van Harting Van Harting says:

    Thanks Ali! This article was thank you and you’re welcome!