Five Career-Based Reasons to Write Thank-You Notes


If you were to come into my office, you would notice a board on my wall where I've pinned thank-you notes from students, alumni and colleagues. Since most of what comes in my mail constitutes junk or bills, when a handwritten note is delivered, it makes my day. According to the Emily Post Institute, writing thank-you notes is a sign of good manners in your personal life, but you can certainly transfer the practice into your professional life. In fact, here are five reasons to start sending handwritten thank-you notes as part of your career development process.

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