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Dear Experts, Are there any specific things that should go into a thank you note for your references? I also have one reference who I am almost certain was one of the deciding factors in my getting the job I am about to begin and am wondering if there is any way to express that in a thank you note without being inappropriate. Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#243 Express gratitude and thanks 4 the help. Offer to reciprocate in some way for the assistance. (@DebraWheatman) Q#243 Thank you notes for job refs are like all TUs-write from heart. Express appreciation for effort/time. (@keppie_careers) Q#243 ALL references deserve huge praise. Be generous with appreciation for their willingness to support you. (@jtodonnell) Q#243 Thank u note to ref should include key points u appreciate them attesting 2 on ur behalf. (@kgrantcareers) Q#243 Its human nature2 wnt 2 help others we just dont always know how. When 1 DOES help, s/he wants 2 know A simple thnx! (@RTResumepro) Q#243 Tell references thanks. Make sure they know you'd gladly reciprocate. I sent unexpected gifts to mine. (@beneubanks) Q#243 Write from your heart, in handwriting. In fact, your question contains text just right for TY note. (@juliaerickson) Q#243 Just update them on your job search (that you got the job) and be sure to say thank you! (@gradversity) Q#243 It sounds as though you're genuinely grateful. Just let that come through in your note - be open and sincere. (@louise_fletcher) Q#243 Thank-you should b sincere--is abt 'them' (u appreciate their time/their words on ur behalf). @ValueIntoWords (1:2) Q#243 Share credit w/them for your success in landing new job. B meaningful; tweak each thank-u. @ValueIntoWords (2:2) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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