I've recently been performing a number of interviews, and many of the candidates send follow-up emails just to say "thank you". My question is, what's the best way to respond? All of the following seem bad:
something like "thanks, nice meeting you, cheers"
something like "Looking forward to working with you in the future"
Seems to me to be too indicative of a positive outcome, which hasn't been decided yet.
"best of luck with future work"
Seems to me to be too indicative of negative outcome, which again hasn't been decided yet.
I should note that I'm not the only one making the decision—there are a number of interviewers, and I'm going to be one of the people providing feedback to the ultimate decision-makers. Any suggestions?