When my daughter comes home from college she spends some time sending thank you notes to her professors, her internship supervisors and her boss. Not only does she let them know that she appreciated their help this semester, but she also cements relationships that could help her career in the future.
If you're looking for work or have job searched at all this year, take a few minutes to thank the people who helped with your job search. And if someone has introduced to a connection who has helped give your career a boost, send a holiday thank you card to them, too.
It's a terrific way to thank the people who have helped you if you've found a job or to remind your connections that you're still job searching if you haven't found a new position yet.
Or, if you simply want to stay in touch with contacts, which always makes good sense, take a few minutes and send them holiday cards, too. Sending a holiday thank you card is a good way to stay in touch with your connections, and to let them know that you appreciate the help they have provided during the past year.
Old fashioned paper cards or thank you notes work best, because they are a bit more tangible than email, but if the time it takes or the expense are issues, email thank you messages or a message on LinkedIn or Facebook work, as well. Not sure what to write? Here are sample thank you letters to get you started.
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