Who are you thankful for?

Who are you thankful for?

November is a wonderful time of the year to express appreciation and gratitude for those who have had an impact on you. Think of those who have contributed to your success; family members, friends, teachers, and mentors. Writing a thank you card to previous employers or supervisors is a great way to let them know how much they mean to you and to reconnect. Your time and effort will be remembered by anyone who receives a Thanksgiving card from you. Keep these tips in mind when expressing gratitude:

  1. Greeting
    Make sure you’re using the correct form and spelling. Address them as you usually do (First Name or Ms., Mr., Last Name)
  2. Express your thanks.
    Explain why you are taking the time to show your appreciation. Make sure you remind them what they have done, especially if it’s been several months.Thank you so much for…
    I’m so grateful for the time you…
    I really appreciated when you…
  3. Keep it simple!
    Short and sweet, you want to express thanks without going on for too long.
  4. Be sincere.
    Writing a heartfelt and personal note will ensure that this letter isn’t generic.
  5. Edit.
    Reread and make sure your letter is without any errors.
  6. End with warm regards.
    Add a closing statement and sign off with a warm closing.

    • I hope to see you soon
    • I will keep you updated on my college applications process
    • Closings – Kindly, warm regards, best, sincerely

Example Note/Email/Letter

Below is an example of how you can arrange your thank you note:

Dear (NAME),

I hope you are doing well. Thank you very much for taking the time to introduce me to (COMPANY) this summer. My experience wouldn’t have been the same if it weren’t for you. I appreciate your career and college advice and look forward to taking your suggestions into consideration.

I hope to see you after the New Year. Have a wonderful holiday season. Thank you again for your support.


(Your name)