This thread has revealed to me how desperate many are for work.
I don't know about other people, but I asked because I wanted to show a sign of respect. Â One of my interviewers was in an unscheduled meeting with the CEO and the CFO at the time that we were scheduled to meet. Â I'm not sure if he had to cut that meeting short to meet with me or if it ended by itself but the point remains that he goes from meeting with the heads of the Detroit branch to meeting with some piss ant college kid who wants to get an internship. Â I figured I owed some gratitude to him and the rest of my interviewers.
Generally, I don't think appearing eager is going to be an issue, unless you start calling or emailing them everyday to discuss the status of your application. Â A simple email to each place should be OK, even a followup email in a week or so is probably not appropriate if they haven't made a decision by then, but anything more than that might be too much.
Now this is something Mikey would do. Â
Yeah, AC, I just sent my 25th thank you out this morning Â
. Â You think this is too much. Â FOR FARMER...
Mike didn't mean to suggest anything of the sort. I think notes are a polite gesture. And in fact, I'd like to see it work the other way around as well. The employer should write everyone a letter thanking him for his time, esp. if they don't get the job. I meant, rather, to suggest that while some find it amusing the lengths to which people will go with notes or e-mail or whatnot, I find within those great lengths the seeds of desperation.