I applied for a dream job before the-other-half's former classmate [who's a senior in this company] got back to us saying that he's happy to refer me! In the mean time I happened to get an automated "Thanks, but no" response from the company for my application! So I told this friend about it and asked him to see if he could get some feedback on the negative response. He said he will, and a few days later I got an email from the company's recruiter saying that there was a mistake, and they would like me to proceed with the job interviews. It's been several weeks now, and I'm making progress at each stage of the interviews.
I've sent a thank-you email to the referring person, and also two other emails with some questions, and he hasn't bothered to respond anymore.
I'm going to have my last set of interviews that are face-to-face in the office tomorrow, and I was thinking of getting a gift for the guy and finding him and giving it to him as well as thanking in person.
I'm thinking of getting a bigger gift later (a card and a whiskey or a dinner?), if I happen to get the job, but I'm not sure what to get for tomorrow. And I hope that it's not creepy to find him in his office and meet him?
P.S. Some more info if it helps at all: He hasn't met my husband in a long while and he hasn't met me in person yet, but had seen my CV and so on.
The question I had sent was not creepy. He himself had initially told me that he can put me in touch with the relevant person so that I can ask my questions, and my follow up email was exactly in this regard, asking him to do so acknowledging that I had passed two more stages.
SO believes that a whiskey is perfectly fine at this stage (I don't agree).
All of this is happening in Ireland and these people are Irish, who are known for being friendly, etc.