Thank you letters.
The art of writing 'thank you' letters have not gone out of style; however, it seems more and more candidates are not using this tool to their benefit. Not saying it will make an offer come faster but it can open the opportunity to network and add value to your professional network. It can keep communication open if another opportunity comes up or a chance to connect for professional development. Whether in a professional environment or out grocery shopping- showing gratitude makes everyone feel good. Saying 'thank you' is always a classy touch with any interaction.
Here are a few tips on writing a THANK YOU:
- Keep it short and sweet. No more than 3 paragraphs will do the trick.
- If you are emailing- make sure to proofread and you have the correct email address.
- If you are mailing- use high quality paper or note cards. Make sure your handwriting is legible.
- Use formal business-letter format. Stay professional... it is easy to want to take a casual approach. RESIST the urge!
- After all that- Be YOU!
Stay gracious and remember to be authentic. It is easiest to thank someone for the opportunity when you really think about what it would bring to your life. Try to stay away from cliche statements or things you think they want to hear. Stay encouraged &Good luck!