The art of the handwritten note

A personal, handwritten thank-you note can make a huge difference in the days after a job interview.

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First of all, everyone loves to receive a handwritten note. It stands out among the thousands of pieces of information vying for attention on a daily basis. Would you rather receive a handwritten note or an email? A note or a LinkedIn message? A note or a generic, mass-produced postcard? A note or a verbal “thanks again”?

By sending a simple note in the mail, you become instantly more memorable and relevant in the mind of the recipient. It shows many higher-level skills that set you apart, including:

The written word is becoming more unique and treasured as time goes on. Electronic communication is so ubiquitous that it is inherently less valuable. It’s more difficult to throw away a note or a cover letter than it is to ignore either in an email message. Digital communication is overused and too often ignored.

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