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.