The two best words in any language are “Thank You.”
The two best words in your job search are “Thank You.”
During your job search you will be meeting many, many people…people who will help you and open doors to introductions and job opportunities. As you build your network it is easy to forget to thank those people but so important to do so.
As a new, enthusiastic graduate looking to find your first job, most everyone will want to help and give advice. In return, people appreciate (and expect) acknowledgement for their contribution no matter how small or insignificant it may seem.
A simple ‘thank-you’ note, email or phone call will go a long way to solidifying your relationship with the person and keep the doors open for future contact and/or considerations.
A ‘thank-you’ takes little effort, little time and can work wonders for you in the future.
Common knowledge? Yes. Common practice?