Giving Thanks with Snail Mail

Last year around this time, we talked about showing gratitude at work (it is Thanksgiving, after all).

In response to this popular post, many of you wrote to me, saying: "My mom made me write thank you cards too!" Or, something that really caught my attention...

"I hate it when I interview someone, and
(s)he doesn't write me a thank you note.
An email is okay, but I expect a real note."

If you're reading this and thinking, "Wait, seriously? Like a real note? Like a note where you have to lick the envelope and pay to mail it?"


First of all: yes, that kind of note.

Second of all: you're in luck.


Laura Bauman from Career Contessa has compiled a few simple, practical tips - and even a template - on How to Write a Post-Interview Thank You Letter.

I'd love to hear your experience: Have you ever hired - or not hired - someone because of a thank you note? Recruiters, do you expect notes? Recent college graduates, do you write thank you notes?


PS - on being grateful


Snail Mail Tray from Kate Spade



Posted on November 21, 2016 and filed under Tips & Tools.