Answered by Megan, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, November 13, 2013
There is something so special about a hand written thank you note. Interviewers are typically impressed with handwritten notes because they are usually well thought out, take slightly more effort than e-mailed note and the card selected can show a glimpse of a candidate’s personality which is sometimes rather difficult to do when following proper interview etiquette. A hand written is a rarity in our fast paced, computer based world, but is most definitely never seen as outdated.
If time is not an issue, than a hand written note is always appreciated and would be sure to make you stand out from the crowd. However, if you know that a manager is trying to fill a position quickly or if you do not have time to run to the post office within the next day or so after your interview, an e-mailed thank you note is perfectly acceptable. What matters most, is that you are taking time to acknowledge that an interviewer took time out of his/her day to meet with you and to confirm that after reflecting on an interview, you are genuinely interested in the position.