Thank you’s have been coming in and going
out like the tide. All of it is purposeful, thoughtful
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.
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
Many suggest a thank you note to a hiring manager
and her/his staff can be a difference maker in the
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
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