Sample Letter of Appreciation

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A letter of appreciation is written to express thanks and appreciation to a contact who has provided help or assistance to you. 

Whether the aid was during your job search or a coworker who trained you or to a great boss, there are endless opportunities to be grateful to those who have assisted you in your work. Sending a letter of appreciation is a great way to reach out and make others aware of your gratitude.

A letter of appreciation does not have to be long. It can be as simple as sending a short thank you email, but mailing a handwritten letter will really speak volumes in this day and age. Such a letter will make the recipient’s day, and show how their help elevated you to where you are now. 

It is important to take the time to thank everyone who helps with your career or job search. Here is a sample appreciation letter to send to a contact who has provided assistance.

Sample Appreciation Letter

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email


City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name,

Thank you for taking the time to talk with me today. I sincerely appreciate the time you spent reviewing my career goals and recommending strategies for achieving them. Your advice was very helpful and gave me a new perspective on available opportunities.

I especially appreciate your offer to connect me to others in your network. I plan on following up with the contacts you emailed me right away. I will also use the online networking resources you recommended to further my job search.

Any additional suggestions you may have would be welcome. I'll update you as my search progresses.

Again, thank you so much for your help. I greatly appreciate the assistance you have provided me.

Best Regards,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Name

Sending an Email Appreciation Message

If you are sending an email message the subject line of the message can simply say thank you:

Subject Line: Thank You

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