?s about Thank You Letters

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  1. miss jennifer

    miss jennifer Rookie

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    I know that you are supposed to send thank you letters after an interview. But, I wanted to know if they had to be mailed. I know someone who works at the school where I interviewed. I wondered if it would be appropriate if they placed the thank you's into the school mailboxes. I wanted to try to get them delivered as quickly as possible.

    Another question I have is does each letter have to be different or can they be very similar. I have six to write and trying to write that many for one school has me worried.
     
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  3. miss jennifer

    miss jennifer Rookie

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    Oh, I forgot to mention that I am thinking of sending cards. I have subbed at the school before and have worked with several of the people who sat in on the interview. I feel that a letter would be too formal. What is your opinion on "cards or notes" versus "formal letters"?
     
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    I'm not sure about mailing or having your friend put them in, but I would definitely use a handwritten card or note over a letter. And as far as making them different, I would use the basic "thank you" format (thank you for meeting with me on X Date. I really enjoyed our conversation and feel that I have a lot to offer you and your school. etc) but for each person throw in something specific you remembered about them. For one of my interviews I wrote the the reading teacher that I thought her final reading project was very unique and would love to see it in action. I did similar things with each of the other members of the panel. I didn't ultimately get the job, but my uncle knows the P of that school and said she told him that I did a fantastic job, but they hired someone who has a good history with the district.
     
  5. lemonhead

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    I say a card that is handwritten and I would mail them unless you are at the school so much that it would be "normal" for you to place them in the boxes.
     
  6. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    If you want them there tomorrow, stop by and drop them off with the receptionist. Who knows, maybe you'll run into someone.

    Otherwise, mail them.
     
  7. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    I hand wrote my thank you cards and mailed them out. And I covered nearly everybody I talked to that day--- headmaster, supervisor, teacher I did a demo lesson in her class, and the students in the class themselves! I later saw my file that they had put all notes and letters I had sent into it. So the more communication that shows your dedication and personality, the better!
     
  8. miss jennifer

    miss jennifer Rookie

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    :thanks: I thought that handwritten was the way to go, but I wanted to hear other opinions.
     
  9. Teaching Grace

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    I agree with with HP Bug. Definitely hand write the notes. I would mail them or drop them by yourself. I mailed mine because it was an hour drive. The mail is very quick these days. I know that I have received items the next day after they were mailed. Definitely a great thing to send the note though. I also agree that each one could be very similar but make sure you mention one or two things that you really liked about the school, curriculum, teaching strategies, or interview.
     

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