Give Job Search Thanks

Nov 24 2010 in Featured, Job Search/Career Change, reCareered Blog by Phil Rosenberg

job search information, job search advice, job search help, job search tips, career adviceThe holiday season is a great excuse to thank the people that help your job search. There are so many people that candidates request and get help from.

By personalizing your thanks with a sincere note or individual email (not a mass email), you have the perfect excuse to reconnect with those you are giving thanks to. Plus, you can let them know what’s new in your experience or job search.

Here are 12 people or groups of people to thank this holiday season:

  1. Your family – for being there for you
  2. Mentors
  3. References
  4. Your close contacts
  5. Past employers
  6. Helpful recruiters (why thank the unhelpful ones?)
  7. Networking groups and contacts
  8. Alumni association representatives
  9. People who have helped you through social networks
  10. Target company contacts, especially if they have given you helpful information or contacts
  11. Information sources
  12. Thank your family a second time – most of us aren’t at our best when we’re frustrated with job search.

Remember, even if your job search isn’t going as well as you’d like … it’s always worse for someone else. Thank the people who keep you from feeling like that someone else.

Readers – Any names you’d like to add to the list? Who else should you thank for their help in your job search?


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