Thank you Cards & Notes

Part of becoming a professional is setting up your office. You may not have a home office just yet, however, there are some basic supplies that you should always keep in stock. High-quality paper, folders, and envelopes for your resume and thank you cards. A spirit of gratitude is said to be correlated with a sense of happiness and well-being. Take a moment to consider all of the people that have passed through your life and left an indelible mark. Odds are the list is longer than you first thought. Consider developing a new habit: Write and send one thank you card per week to some on your list.

Why Should I Send a Thank You Card?

We don't often express appreciation enough. People tend to remember those from whom they receive cards. Expressing appreciation beyond casual comments.

When Should I Send a Thank you Card?

Send a thank you card anytime someone impacts your professional development. It's best to do so within 24 hours of the event. Here are a few appropriate scenarios:

    • Review and help you improve your resume.

    • Provide advice or insight about a particular company.

    • Facilitate a connection or a job or business lead.

    • Offer to be a reference for employment.

    • When you've wrapped up a major accomplishment on which they advised or assisted.

    • Following a formal or informational interview.

Can I Send an Email Instead?

Sure. It's always good to let others know that you appreciate their time. Cards often leave a stronger impression. The same principles apply to a thank you email as they do a card.