Be sure to thank people for their time as you go. A simple e-mail will do, but handwritten thank yous are still appreciated. Just keep in mind that handwritten thank yous will take longer to get through the mail, due to the fact that all mail delivered to federal facilities is screened for safety reasons.
Also, keep your whole network in the loop once you have found a job—be sure to thank anyone who helped you throughout your search.
The Least You Need to Know
♦ A little research on the front end will build your confidence and help you determine where to focus your efforts.
♦ Build your network starting with the people you know and working out to people they know.
♦ Get organized by collecting contact information and keeping records ...