The Art of the Thank You Note - Part 1
Hi friends! It is officially spring and that makes my heart so happy! I feel like this winter has been so cold and damp and I’m all sorts of ready to look at beautiful flowers, take afternoon walks and soak up the sunshine!
So if you’ve been following along here or on my instagram for a while, you know that I have a strong love for the thank you note. Sending cards and thank you notes was the impetus behind lettered in the sky and everything thoughtful and purposeful in my life. A thank you or greeting card is always acceptable, especially when talking about job interviews.
The thank you note is such a lost art form now that there are text messages, emails and social media messages. It’s as if these technologies have replaced the need [and expectation] to write a well-thought sentiment, put it in an envelope and place it in the mailbox.
But, this is me telling you that THERE IS NO REPLACEMENT for a hand-written thank you card after a job interview or meeting. Here’s why:
It shows that you’re grateful for the opportunity to have an interview.
You can reiterate what it would mean to work at that company or for that supervisor.
It can close the gap between you and the other candidates.
This is your last opportunity to convince them you’re right for the job, so take advantage of it.
Thank you cards take just a few minutes to write and they really show that you care about the job. If you don’t send a follow-up thank you, they could get the impression that the interview wasn’t important to you - don’t be that person.
Be sure to check back next week for Part 2 and some sample thank you card inserts to give you inspiration for your next interview or meeting!