Sample Thank You Notes and Email Messages

Tips for Writing Thank You Notes and Messages

When you need to say thank you, it's important to choose the right words and know how to send them. You have a lot of contacts who offer assistance to you during your career, especially when you are going through a job search.

There are people that let you know about job openings, write recommendations, help you network, interview you for open positions, and more. Most of the time, you’ll send an email. It’s fast, and most people expect business correspondence to be emailed. Sometimes though, you’ll want to send an appropriate card, with a handwritten thank you note. Here are thank you note samples and thank you email message examples for a variety of circumstances.

Email Thank You Note Samples

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Sending a thank you note in a timely manner is easy when you send it by email. Given our expectations for instant gratification, sending thank you notes by email makes the most sense in many circumstances. After a job interview, or when someone has given you career assistance, you’ll want to express your thanks right away.

Thank you letters to employees, co-workers and other business contacts also benefit from immediate follow up. Here you’ll find email thank you note examples for a variety of employment related situations. More

Appreciation Thank You Notes

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When you are job searching, as well as at other times during your career, there are many people you’ll want to express your appreciation to. The people in your network offer you contacts, advice, references, recommendations and moral support.

It is important to thank everyone who helps with your career or job search. Here are sample appreciation letters and email messages to send to contacts who have provided assistance.   More

Business Thank You Note Samples

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These business thank you note samples are appropriate for a variety of business and employment related scenarios, including thank you letters for employees, employers, colleagues, clients, and networking contacts. Here’s how to know when and what to say to thank your business contacts.  More

Interview Thank You Notes Examples

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The most important thing you can do after a job interview is to send a note that reiterates your interest in the position and your qualifications, as well as thanking the interviewer for his or her time.   

Here are job interview thank you letter samples. Take some time to edit the thank you letter you choose, so it reflects your personality and your interest in the new job.  More

Employee Thank You Note Samples

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Want to send a thank you note to a colleague who has done a great job? Here are examples of employee thank you letters to send to someone who has done a good job, whether it’s to a boss, an employee, team members, colleagues, or to others in the workplace that you wish to thank for their assistance or performance.  More

The Best Ways to Say Thank You

Not sure how to say thank you? There are so many people who help you during a job search and at many times during your career. Here are tips and advice on who to thank and how to say thank you, including tips for writing thank you letters, when to send handwritten thank you notes and thank you cards, and the best way to send thank you email messages.   More

Thank You Note Starters

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Make your thank you notes stand out for the greatest impact and benefit. Sometimes it’s hard to know how to begin, to catch the reader’s attention, and cue up the points you want to make in your note. Writing thank you notes shouldn’t be complicated, but they also don’t need to be boring. Here are some opening ideas for a variety of business situations.               More

Phrases to Say Thank You

There are a hundred different ways to say “thank you.” When you're writing a thank you note, it's important to choose a phrase that fits the reasons that you are saying thank you. You’ll want to tailor your thank you notes to the circumstances.

If someone has helped you in your job search, let them know you appreciate the assistance. When you are sending a job interview thank you note, thank the interviewer for considering you for the job. Remember to thank the people who give you references and referrals as well.  More