Felt is a new app that will help you send personal handwritten thank you cards, without you having to do anything more than writing the note on your iPad and letting Felt know where to send it. If you don't have the time to buy cards, get stamps and mail thank you notes, Felt will do it for you quickly. They sent me a card so I could see how it worked, and I received it within two days, which is an excellent turnaround time, especially for job interview thank you cards.
Here's how the app works. Once you have downloaded the free Felt app from the iTunes store, select a card and write your message on the inside of it using either your finger or a stylus. In testing, three out of five people preferred a stylus, and it is important to write neatly and legibly when sending thank you cards for job searching and business reasons.
Once the card is written, write your return address and the mail-to address on the envelope. You can preview both the card and envelope before sending. Once you're ready to send the card, proceed to the checkout screen and finalize your purchase using a credit card. Felts uses Stripe, a secure credit card service to handle the transaction.
How much does it cost? The app is free. The current price for a card is $3.99, including the card, which is high quality card stock compete with a seal, and mailing. It might sound a bit pricey, but if you consider the cost of going to the store for thank you cards or the time spent ordering cards online, plus .46 for a stamp and a trip to the post office if you don't have mail pick up at home, it can be a terrific way to say thank you without investing too much effort. For those of us who spend quite a bit of time traveling, it's even more cost and time effective. You can get those thank you notes right out without any delay, regardless of where you are.
Plus, saying thank you for job interviews and for job search help is one of the most valuable things you can do to boost your chance of getting hired and to cement your relationship with contacts who can help your career. Of course, you can use the app for more than work. You can also send birthday cards and cards for other occasions.
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