Always Say Thanks
Show gratitude, establish a relationship, and be remembered.
Say the Right Thing
Follow these guideline to express your appreciation for the opportunity to meet.
Mention the fact that s/he took time from his/her busy schedule, that your eyes were opened to important issues in the field, that you appreciate him/her going into detail about a particular topic in a way that you might not have gleaned from another source.
Always send a thank you note, even if you don’t think the person was very helpful.
Your note can be typed in a similar format as your cover letter, or it can be hand written on formal stationary or a note card with a matching envelope. If you are hand writing, write a draft first. Email is acceptable and is preferred if you are not going to be able to deliver a paper note within two days.