Jan 22, 2012

Career and Life Quote and Thought for Sunday, January 22nd, 2012...

Tips For Writing “Thank You Letters”

• Proofread the letter before sending it: grammatical errors and typos are unprofessional. You may want to wait awhile and proofread it again. Some decision makers proofread by reading the letter backwards.
• Email your thank you letter/note to a specific contact not just the company or organization in general. If you were interviewed by more than one person, either forward a separate letter or note to each person or send a single letter to a key contact for distribution. When sending more than one letter, tailor the message to each recipient.
• Stick to your point and message.
• Be sincere--most people can sense when you aren't being honest and genuine.
• Be specific and detailed….. make certain your letter stands out from the rest.
• Do not thank the person beforehand (for example, "Thanking your interviewer in advance for their help in this matter"). To do so is presumptuous and suggests you are unwilling to write a follow-up letter.
• Close with either an expression of thanks or an indication of your intention to continue contact.
“Highly Recommends”:
Connect with your interviewers and check if they are Linked In members immediately after your interview meeting. Remember, you want to continue to build your business and professional network during your job search. To a potential employer, “a Linked In recommendation” is an opportunity to review and read a reference in advance. Having strong references can only assist you when it comes to getting selected for an interview and obtaining a new position. The best way to get recommendations is to give them, so take some time to write recommendations for your fellow peers and colleagues and they will most likely will reciprocate the gesture.

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