Thank You Card Importance
I think that Thank You cards are the most important thing when attempting to maintain a relationship with a former boss or even a close friend. I’m pretty convinced that I was offered my internship at a major magazine because I wrote a Thank You card to the editor who interviewed me. (In addition to my previous internship experience)
Thank You cards show can show professionalism and gratitude. Writing one to a former boss after she met with you for half an hour can make a mile of differences to your relationship with her/him. Also, sending one to a friend shows her that you care about her time and don’t just talk to her for “me, me, and me”. It doesn’t have to be something incredibly professional for your friend, but a cute or witty card might work.
This video was the inspiration for this post and here are some of the YouTuber’s tips:
1. Send a Thank You card ASAP
2. When writing to a former boss make sure that you address them properly, such as: Mrs. Christy Hammersmith, not Christy Hammersmith. Please don’t forget that you’re not logged into Facebook while writing these letters! No abbreviations (Such as NY)! Be formal!
LevoLeague has a great article (An Ode to the Importance of Thank You Cards) on when and what to write in a Thank You