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04/19/10
Art of Thank you
Filed under: Recent Posts, Interviewing, Position Searching, Public Relations docs, Networking, Job Offer (Situations), Mentoring, First Year on Job, Mature professionals
Posted by: site admin @ 2:17 pm

Thank you’s have been coming in and going
out like
the tide.  All of it is purposeful, thoughtful
and appropriate.


HOW
It can be part of an invitation message to join
someone’s Linkedin.com network.

In this electronic age, email commonly suffices. 
Nonetheless,
a deeper appreciation message
is carried by hard copy.


Good friends
appreciate a hand written card
addressed
to them containing a thoughtful message. 
(Not on 8 x 11
paper.)

Time it so there is only a little time lapse
between the
act and the acknowledgment.

SITUATIONS
It can be after having your resume reviewed or
an interview at a company.

It can be to a visitor for a fine presentation on a
pertinent topic.

Many suggest a thank you note to a hiring manager
and
her/his staff can be a difference maker in the
hiring process.


For sure it is gladly appreciated by someone who
writes
a recommendation or reference letter where
you tell them
that you have started working in a
desired position.


DO’S and DON’T”S
The thank you letter is more than a trivial
appreciation.
  It is an expression of feeling that
needs to read better
than an assignment (because
my parent told me to do
it).  It:
         needs to be dated and address a
correctly
spelled recipient. 
         should offer an honest feeling of appreciation
         briefly connects to the value of what you are
thanking the person for
         ends with an appropriate salutation
         has no spelling errors or faux paus

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