A reader writes:
I was just wondering if you think it's a good idea to send flowers after an interview for a thank you.
It's a nice thought, but no -- it's too much.
I know it can feel differently, but an employer is not doing you a favor by interviewing you. They are hoping that you will be the right match for their open position. The relationship -- although I know it never feels this way -- should be a roughly equal one. You are both having a conversation to try to figure out whether you'd each like to embark upon a relationship, one that you'd both benefit from.
And there's a less abstract argument against it too: It could come across as a bit desperate, because it's too strong of a gesture.
Stick with a thank-you note.