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Which is Better: Thank You Letter or E-mail?

Dear Experts, I just got back from lunch with the Vice President about my future at the company. Should I send an e-mail thanking her or write a note? Is doing both too much? What do I say in it? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#413 Think rich content (each word reiterates your value) recapping/adding-to lunch convo. Hand-deliver. (@ValueIntoWords) Q#413 A short thank-you email saying thanking them for their time should be sufficient. (@gradversity) Q#413 I like a nice, typed follow-up, touching on key points and hand delivered. Easier to read/compose. (@keppie_careers) Q#413 Agree w/ my colleagues. HW note left w/ asst. 40-50 well-crafted wds are all you need for a first-class follow-up. (@EmilyBennington) Q#413 Hand-written thanks stands out in crowded world Reinforce value & accomplishments. F/up later by email. (@DrDaphne) Q#413 Since u work there, best is handwritten note on personal stationery, left w/asst or in office mail ASAP. (@juliaerickson) Q#413 In this instance, I vote hard copy thank you note-special in lieu of quick email. Reiterate UR value in what U discussed. (@DawnBugni) Q#413 Handwritten note=great! Reiterate main points and thank for time. Maybe send along an idea or two. (@beneubanks) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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