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The Perfect Networking Thank-You Note

Updated Apr 21, 2021 2 min

Everyone loves to feel appreciated. Everyone loves to feel important. Everyone loves to be thanked.

These three statements reflect the incredible power of writing a thank you note. So few people take the time to write thank-you notes, so if you do take the time, you'll stand out in a highly positive way.

If you recently had an informational interview or met someone who offered advice, commit to sending them an email or handwritten thank-you note within 2 hours of your interaction. If you wait any longer, you'll likely get sidetracked or even forget what you discussed! Here's an example of a great thank you note:

Hi {First Name}, Thank you for taking the time to talk with me today. It was wonderful to meet you! I really enjoyed our conversation, especially the piece about {something you connected on}. Your advice to {something they gave you advice on} was beneficial, and I can't wait to {action you're going to take based on their advice}. I'm very excited about this opportunity and look forward to hearing more about the next steps. If there's anything I can provide from my end, don't hesitate to ask! Best, {Your Name} PS – {Remind them about the thing you connected personally on}

That's it! Short and sweet. Insanely easy. Unbelievably effective.