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Thank yous – Part 1 of many

Oct. 13, 2006

Dear Anne,

Thank you for your time this morning to discuss the senior manager position with your firm.

I believe my experience is a great match for this position, and I look forward to meeting with you if I am selected for the second round of interviews.

I appreciate your thoughtful consideration.

Best regards,

Josh

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Oct. 13, 2006

Dear Josh:

I was pleased to receive your thank you note this afternoon. Same day courier service is unheard of in the thank you note tradition.

I hope to be in touch soon on whether you advance in the interview process.

Kind regards,

Anne

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Oct. 18, 2006

Dear Anne:

Thank you for your thank you note. I am so glad you appreciated the courier service I selected. I thought that would be a nice touch. It says a lot about you that such a gesture would not go unnoticed.

I am poised to bring similar unique systems and strategies to the table should I be selected for this managerial role.

Kinder regards,

Josh

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Oct. 23, 2006

Dear Josh:

I was pleased to receive your thank you note.  I see that courier service was not an option this time?

Still, you can never go wrong sending a thank you note. The homemade salsa was a nice touch.

Kindest regards,

Anne

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Oct. 25, 2006

Dear Anne:

Thank you for enjoying the homemade salsa. I’ll tell my mom you liked it.

Most sincerely,

Josh

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Oct. 31, 2006

Dear Josh:

I never said I enjoyed the salsa, but I thank you nonetheless for your note.

Best,

Anne

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Nov. 2, 2006

Dear Anne:

I apologize for reading too much into your second-to-last thank you — so thank you for that. I need to be better about not assuming things. I assume that’s the primary reason I didn’t advance to the second round of interviews?? But I thank you for the correspondence.

All the best,

Josh

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Nov. 7, 2006

Dear Josh:

Thank you so much for thanking me in your apology. You are perhaps the most considerate former job candidate I have ever encountered in my 4 years in Human Resources.

All the best,

Anne

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Nov. 9, 2006

Dear Anne:

Thank you.

With gratitude,

Josh

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Nov. 13, 2006

Dear Josh:

Thank you for your last thank you.

Anne

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Nov. 15, 2006

Dear Anne:

No. Thank YOU.

Josh

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Nov. 17, 2006

Dear Josh:

No, no. Thank YOU.

Anne

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Nov. 20, 2006

Dear Anne:

No, no, no! Thank YOU!!! (Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving!)

Josh

Enclosure

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Nov. 29, 2006

Dear Josh:

Thank you for the holiday newsletter and family portrait enclosed in your last thank you note. I have placed it in your résumé file for future reference should there be an opening that best matches your skill set. In the event of such a match, we will notify you of our interest and provide you with the option to enter the candidate pool for employment with our firm.

Sincerely,

Anne

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Dec. 4, 2006

Dear Anne:

Thank you for placing the picture of my family and holiday newsletter in my résumé file. I don’t like putting the accents in résumé, but following your lead, I have made that choice.

Regards,

Josh

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Dec. 12, 2006

Dear Josh,

Your note about the accents in résumé gave me pause, for which I thank you. I have never liked them.

Anne

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Dec. 15, 2006

Dear Anne:

It is with great pleasure that I provide you with an updated resume (note the accent-free “resume”) that includes a recent accomplishment under the “Hobbies and Other Interests” section. And thank you for freeing me of the accents in resume! One more thing – Mom wanted me to send you the salsa recipe for Christmas, so here you go!

Josh

Enclosures

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Dec. 22, 2006

Dear Josh:

Thank you for the updated résumé and recipe to be added to your file.

Anne

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Dec. 28, 2006

Dear Anne:

Thank you for adding the updated résumé and recipe to my file. Just to be clear, the recipe was for you and not my file.

I also noted in your thank you note that the accents in résumé have returned. I needed that correction. Thank you.

Happy New Year!

Josh

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Jan. 4, 2007

Dear Josh:

You’re welcome.

Anne

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To be continued…

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“The Fight”

Thank yous – Part 2 of many

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