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Lets go over a couple example letters to give you an idea of what a good thank you letter looks like.
Below are two examples of thank you letters for networking. The first is a thank you for a job interview and the second for an invitation to a networking event.
As you can see, the notes are short and to the point. You don't want to send a very long note, especially to someone who likely receives several such letters a week. Just make your point as succinctly as possible.
Sending a thank you letter is a great way to stand out from the crowd and to make the most of each and every networking opportunity.
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You need to send a follow up thank you note, in other words, the thank you I want to thank you for inviting me to your golf day yesterday.
Receiving an invitation is always pleasant. After all, it means that someone has remembered us and would appreciate our presence on an important occasion. It is gratifying to participate in the joy of young spouses or in the birth of a baby. Or maybe we have been invited to a business conference, which means that we are appreciated from a professional point of view.
Sometimes, however, not knowing how to respond to an invitation could get us into trouble, especially if we have to do it in a language which is not our own. Maybe we do not know how to distinguish between an informal tone and a more formal, distant one. Or perhaps we do not know the most appropriate expressions of politeness required for the occasion.
And you? Maybe you have received an invitation to the wedding of an American or a British friend, or an invitation to a work convention abroad. Whatever the occasion, whether you have decided to accept or reject the invitation, read the following article to find the information that you will need to respond in the most appropriate manner.
I would like to express my gratitude for our meeting yesterday. It was both enjoyable and informative. Your insightful presentation contained several innovative ideas that we are now considering for our new advertising campaign. The committee has asked me to express our sincere appreciation and to invite you to continue to share your expertise and advice with us as we formalize our course of action. With your permission, I will notify you as soon as we schedule our next planning meeting. We will look forward to seeing you there.
Thank you for the opportunity you gave me to interview for the testing position. The development projects sound exciting and the people I met were congenial and professional. Doe Corporation seems like a wonderful place to work and the Springfield area is beautiful. I would very much like to be part of the Doe team. I will be available next week and will be happy to provide more information to help you make your decision.
Thank you for meeting with me on Thursday to discuss the possibility of my transferring to Doe South Division. As I mentioned, I am interested in the diversity of projects that the South Division handles and would also find the geographic area to my liking. I feel that I would fit in well and could contribute much to your design efforts. I would be very pleased if you were to include me on your team. I will look forward to your decision.
Thank you for allowing me to show you our new product yesterday. I appreciated the time you took from your busy schedule. I hope you found my presentation useful and that you could see how our program can be of great value in your accounting department. I will call next week to get your reaction to it and to see if we can schedule another time when I can make a presentation to some of the other key people in your department.
Thank you for taking the time to meet with me yesterday. I enjoyed our interview and was especially pleased to learn more about how you came to choose your particular career path. As you know, the article is intended for a young audience, and I am confident that the childhood experiences you shared with me will be of great interest to them.
I will, as I agreed, send you a copy of the article prior to publication.
Thank you for meeting with me today to discuss the position now available with your company. I enjoyed meeting both you and your staff. I am very impressed with your company and what it has to offer the community. I am highly interested in the position now open and would very much like to join your organization.
During our interview, we discussed my qualifications for this position and how I could meet the needs of the company. As I mentioned then, I am a candidate with strong credentials that fully match the needs of this position. Not only do I possess the education and experience required, but the necessary skills to get the job done right. I fully understand what is needed here and feel confident that I can tackle the required challenges and responsibilities head on.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to meet with me. I hope that you feel as good about our interview as I do. I know that I have a lot to offer, and that I would thrive in your company's challenging environment. Allow me to prove myself to you, and you will see a highly dedicated and competent professional, eager to make a difference in your organization. I look forward to hearing from you, and I hope to be working with you and your co-workers soon.
"Invite" is a transitive verb, so it MUST have an object after it. Thanks for inviting. = WRONG Thanks for inviting ME. = RIGHT You can also change "invite" to a.
In every walk of life, people like to be thanked — it shows that someone has recognized their efforts. Beyond birthdays and school gatherings, a thank-you letter goes a long way in the business community toward building goodwill and cementing relationships. A concise and genuine thank you note shows you to be a thoughtful and capable person—someone worthy of doing business with.
We’ve put together a few tips and guidelines for you to get the most out of your thank you letters.
No matter the case, you want to write your thank you note as soon as possible after the event ends. If you thank someone for something small they did 2 months ago, they’ll likely just think you’re weird.
The key to a good thank you note is to be genuine in your emotion. If your tone is flat or you seem too focused on future opportunities, the effect won’t register—you’ll just come off as selfish.
Otherwise, the structure of a thank you note is straightforward and favors conciseness.
Here are the general elements:
It’s essentially a must to use the recipient’s name in the greeting. If you can’t be bothered to address them direct why write a note? For the salutation, using the word “dear” is standard and adds the appropriate level of formality to almost all business letters.
Avoid “To whom it may concern” or “Dear Madam or Sir” greetings at all costs. They make your thank-you note seem distant—if you don’t know the person’s name, find it out somehow!
Lead-ins like “I would like to thank you…,” “I’m just writing to express my appreciation…” are suitable for a formal thank you letter, albeit a bit clichéd. Feel comfortable tweaking this a bit to fit your situation.
In less formal cases, make your opening sentence direct and simple: “Thank you for your help.” Of course, informal thank you notes are rare these days (since you’d likely just message them or tell them in-person).
When speaking frankly about why you’re thanking them, don’t mention money even if it was involved.
For financial deals, terms like “Thank you for your support”, “We appreciate your generosity” suit better and are the phrasing most charities and non-profit organizations use for donations.
Continue your gratitude with a few sentences about the importance of whatever happened between you and the recipient: “your expertise gave me a clear understanding of the department’s KPI”, “it was an honor to work with you,” etc.
Try your best to make this actually sound personal—if you’re thank you note reads like it’s a stock note, that defeats the purpose.
The recipient should feel it was their specific time and/or contribution that you value, and not just anyone who was willing to help. You aren’t sending these out in bulk, so take the time to make it individualized.
If you are not sure of how appropriate it is to give a specific compliment, avoid it.
Being nice and making it clear that you appreciate the person is a part of the thank you note’s existence, but if you are too complimentary it may come off as brown-nosing or sarcasm. It’s best to use short phrases such as: “we greatly appreciated your presence” or “your contribution to PROJECT 123 cannot be put into words.”
Before closing a thank-you note, express your desire to continue the business connection. While this mention should be short and quick, it does show you are serious about your trade, and not just happy to be at the big boys’ table, so to speak.
If you already have ideas for a future cooperation, mention it without going into details. “Our company is going to hold IT workshops and would like you to join” — this is a good hint that you value their abilities while demonstrating your confidence in your own work.
In most cases “Best regards” and “Sincerely” are appropriate salutations. You don’t want to get too cute with a salutation unless you know the person well.
If you prepare a thank you note on paper, always sign your name with a pen. You may also include your title or position if the letter is formal.
Dear Mr. Adams,
I want to sincerely thank you for the referrals you’ve sent our way lately. They have helped our business immensely and it’s great knowing that we have such an accomplished businessman in our corner. It’s truly been a pleasure.
We’ll keep you updated on any changes or upgrades to our services. We won’t let you or the customers you referred down!
Thank you once again.
Mr. Roger Waters
The exact nature of any thank you letter will come down to the formality of the relationship.
If business partners see each other quite often, an informal thank-you note with some light-hearted joking would be a good way to show your appreciation during a work process. This can be through either an email or a hand-written note.
For more formal situations, it’s better to send a hand-written note; an email is likely to get buried in the recipient’s inbox.
No matter the formality however, thank-you notes should be short and to-the-point—this is business, and time is money; if the note is more than half a page, you’re not doing it right.
Your note’s format is the same as other typical business letters. Names, titles, and addresses for both sides, formal greetings and closings, the writer’s signature — all these formal specifics should be included. If you are writing on behalf of a company, typing the note on the organization’s letterhead is a savvy, professional choice.
As with any official business communication, make sure your grammar and spelling are perfect—sending something with improper English will make a worse impression than sending nothing will.
Dear Mr. Tyler,
I would like to thank you for taking the time to meet with me and my colleagues yesterday. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge about the roles and responsibilities required for a project like ours. Your presentation contained several innovative ideas that we are now considering for our project’s structure.
You have our sincere appreciation and we hope to continue working with you in the future. With your permission, I will inform you about our next meeting.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Mr. Zachary Perry
Dear Mrs. Williams,
My colleagues and I wanted to thank you for giving us the chance to pitch you on expanding our business. We know you are an incredibly busy person and we’re grateful you gave us some of your time.
If you’d like any other information or something from our end, don’t hesitate to let us know.
Dear Mr. Jackson,
All of us at Paws Against Violence are eternally indebted to you for your donation. You might not believe us, but every cent counts toward the bigger goal!
We’ve included the most adorable pictures we could take of just a few of the little critters who’ll be benefitting from your donation.
As always, stay up to date by periodically checking our website, and please spread the good word!
All the best
Paws Against Violence
… a small gesture like saying “thank you” goes a long way.
This may seem like a lot of conventions to follow, but all in all the process is pretty simple. You’re thankful for the opportunity, so let the other person know it with a short note. In today’s business environment, politeness and professionalism go a long way.
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