Sent thank you letter to wrong employee

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Hi Guys,

After my interview I accidentally sent a thank you note to the wrong person in the firm. He has the same name and my interviewer did not give me his business card so it was an honest mistake. Is this possibly damaging at all?

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Jul 11, 2017

Just recall the e-mail and tell them you're retracting the thank you because they suck

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Jul 11, 2017

Doubt it. It's not like you wrote an email badmouthing your interviewer.

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Jul 11, 2017

Thanks, that helped ease some nerves

Jul 12, 2017

In a normal situation, yes it's a bad move, but I think the fact they have the same name makes it less of a deal. That person should understand it was an honest mistake so I wouldn't be worried about it.

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Jul 12, 2017

Guarantee the person forgets about it entirely within 36 hours.

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Jul 12, 2017

nope, best to follow up again with flowers and show you're committed.

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Jul 15, 2017

i would add that having the flowers sent to their personal residence would be a nice touch. It shows you have the research skills to be successful in their organization, and that you know where they live. You might even deliver the flowers in person.

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Jul 16, 2017

he should send a fruit basket

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Jul 16, 2017

cookie bouquet is the only way to go

Jul 16, 2017

well, mama always said life was like a box of chocolates...

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Jul 15, 2017

It demonstrates a lack of attention to detail. Probably doesn't matter.

Jul 16, 2017

John Smith was an asshole anyways

Jul 16, 2017

Don't worry about it. I'm sure the wrong guy knows what's going on, he might even give you the email address of the right person.

Jul 16, 2017

If they have the same first and last name then no problem, if they have just the same first name say that as you were going through the list employees he was the first person to show up with that name and only until you sent the email did you realize that it was the wrong person. I wouldn't sweat it given the circumstances regardless, hope all turns out well! good luck

Jul 16, 2017

Thank you! I ended up receiving a response back from the interviewer saying it was a pleasure. Good lesson not to over think things.

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Jul 16, 2017

I did this when I interviewed a while back. It wasn't a huge deal at all, especially at a bulge bracket. So many people have the same name and the naming conventions can get tricky if people have the same name. Some do numbers, some do middle initial, etc.

I think I sent an email to the wrong guy and he just followed up and said "hey you've got the wrong guy, here is the email you want" and that was that.

I wouldn't sweat it.

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Jul 16, 2017
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