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February 27, 2019 Holiday Thanks 5 comments

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Every thank you note should include this sentence

An interview without a thank-you note is like a sundae without a cherry on top. Craft a follow-up that leaves a great impression.

This is what you should include in your thank-you note.

There are many occasions for sending a professional thank-you note: after a job interview, if someone does you a favor, if someone hosts you in their office—the list goes on. Regardless of the reason, though, there are certain elements you should always include.

This one sentence (or some version of it) should be in every thank-you note you send: “Thank you for making time for me, and I look forward to our next meeting.”

By using this sentence, you’re conveying two important points. One, that you understand someone’s time is valuable, and two, that you want the relationship to continue.

“Always share your appreciation for the person’s time, regardless of the outcome of the meeting,” says Angelina Darrisaw, founder of C-Suite Coach, a career-coaching platform based in New York City. Especially during the busy holidays, taking time out of their schedule to talk to you may have been a sacrifice.

Additionally, Darrisaw says, it’s important to indicate that you want the relationship to continue. This way, the person you’re thanking has an understanding of your expectations, and they can move forward as they see fit.

Here is how to customize a thank-you note for three separate professional instances that would require one—and where and how you can squeeze in that one magical sentence.

Thank you for a job interview

After a job interview, you want your thank-you note to show gratitude and give the interviewer something to remember you by. It’s your chance to reinforce that you are still interested in the job.

Every thank-you note should be personalized. People can usually tell if it’s a recycled, generic statement. When you write your line thanking the interviewer for their time and telling them you look forward to another meeting, include something specific about your encounter to show that the time spent with them was valuable, says Anthony Pensabene, digital marketing associate with Evolving SEO.

“Each engagement is unique, so reinforcing the other person's memory and making them not only remember you, but specific events with you, increases the likelihood the person will remember both,” Pensabene says. “Simply thanking the person is not only expected, but it's never going to stand out, or be the 'purple cow' in the bunch.”

You say: Thank you for making time to meet with me to discuss the strategic initiatives you’re pursuing. I’m impressed that you were able to snag that Fortune 50 company as a client, and I’d love to put my skills to work in supporting that project.

Thank you for a professional favor

If someone does you a favor, such as write a letter of recommendation for you, show your appreciation and offer to reciprocate.

“The essential sentence I always end with is, ‘I look forward to staying in touch,’” says Sonia Lakhany, an attorney specializing in intellectual property law in Atlanta who says she sends a lot of thank-you notes. “That lets the recipient know that I intend for it to be an ongoing relationship and not a one-time exchange.”  

Another way to show your appreciation and keep the option open for an ongoing relationship is to say, “Please let me know if I can ever do the same for you,” suggests Beth Bridges, author of Networking on Purpose and founder of The Networking Motivator.

“Whether it’s done as a thank you or done to keep the relationship going, you always want to look for opportunities to give back—or forward—to those who’ve helped you,” Bridges says.

You say: Thank you for taking the time to write me such a great letter of recommendation. I start work there next Monday. Let me know how I can return the favor.

Thank you for professional advice

When thanking someone, such as a mentor, for giving you advice, you want the person to know that you value their opinion and take their advice seriously.

Reference something you talked about, whether it was something you had in common or a funny story from your conversation, Lakhany says.

Again, it’s important to remember that someone went out of their way to help you out, even if it was as simple as offering a bit of advice. Acknowledge that in your note—a favor, no matter how small, is still a favor.

You say: Thank you for taking the time to discuss my career options with me. I hadn’t considered the impact that grad school would have on my longer-term goals. I’ll let you know what I decide. 

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Hello! Because someone gave me a valuable advice, I would like to thank him. Is it okay to say like: "Thank you for your advice. I will do as you.

We all have friends who we go to for different reasons. We have the friend who we go to when we need to have a good laugh. We have the friend who we go to when we need to be cheered up. We have the friend who we go to when we need a good cry. We have the friend who we go to who will just sit with us and let us be sad. We have friend who we go to when we need advice.

Now, this can get a little complicated. When it comes to advice, if you are like me, then you have a few different people who you go to depending on what advice you want. You have the friend who will tell you exactly what you want to hear. You have the friend who will tell you the easiest option. If you are really lucky, you have a friend who will give you the best advice for you. Fortunately enough, I have a few friends like this. This article is written for you and to thank you.

Everyone knows the feeling that you get when you have a really hard decision to make. You may have faced it when you were deciding where to go to school, where you wanted to study abroad, if you wanted to stay in a relationship with your boyfriend or girlfriend, or if you were deciding to keep someone in your life who maybe should not be there anymore. We face a number of decisions each day. Some of these decisions are harder than others, some you can make on your own, and some you need someone else’s input for.

If you are faced with one of those decisions where you need someone else, that is when you turn to your friend to give the advice that you need at that moment. Most of the time, when I am in one of these situations, I turn to my friend who will give me the advice that I need to hear, even if it is not necessarily always want to hear. To you, I would like to say, "Thank you."

I would like to thank you for the countless times that you have been there for me. I would like to thank you for the times when you have been stronger than me. I would like to thank you for the number of times that you have listened to my issues, even when you had hours of homework to do, or a number of other things going on in your own life. I would like to thank you for every piece of advice that you have given me because even it is was not what I wanted to hear, it was what I needed to hear at that moment. I would like to thank you for always looking out for my best interests. I would like to thank you for letting me talk through my problems with you. I would like to thank you for taking what I tell you and analyzing it to figure out what I am trying to say and what I actually want, even if I do not know what that is myself. What I want to thank you for most is for just being there for me. I hope that someday I can be as good of a friend to you as you have always been to me.

XOXO,

Your very thankful friend

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I don't say “Thank You” as often as I should and I doubt I'm the only one.

In fact, I'm starting to believe that “Thank You” is the most under-appreciated and under-used phrase on the planet. It is appropriate in nearly any situation and it is a better response than most of the things we say. Let's cover 7 common situations when we say all sorts of things, but should say “Thank You” instead.1

1. Say “Thank You” when you're receiving a compliment.

We often ruin compliments by devaluing the statement or acting overly humble. Internally, you might think this prevents you from appearing arrogant or smug.

The problem is that by deflecting the praise of a genuine compliment, you don't acknowledge the person who was nice enough to say something. Simply saying “Thank You” fully acknowledges the person who made the compliment and allows you to enjoy the moment as well.

Example: “Your dress looks great.”

  • Instead of: “Oh, this old thing? I've had it for years.”
  • Try saying: “Thank you. I'm glad you like it.”

Example: “Wow! 20 points tonight. You played really well in the game.”

  • Instead of: “Yeah, but I missed that wide-open shot in the 3rd quarter.”
  • Try saying: “Thank you. It was a good night.”

Example: “You killed your presentation today!”

  • Instead of: “Did I? I felt so nervous up there. I'm glad it looked alright.”
  • Try saying: “Thank you. I'm happy it went well.”

There is something empowering about fully accepting a compliment. When you deflect praise, you can't really own it. When you just say “Thank You,” you let the weight of the compliment sink in and become yours. Saying “Thank You” gives your mind permission to be built up by the compliments you receive.

Getting compliments should be fun and enjoyable, but we often ruin the experience. There’s no need to sabotage compliments that come your way. Accept them with grace and enjoy the moment. 2

2. Say “Thank You” when you’re running late.

Being late is the worst. It's stressful for the person who is running late and it's disrespectful to the person who is waiting.

It might seem strange to thank someone for dealing with your hassle, but that's exactly the correct response. Most people stumble in the door and say, “Sorry I'm late.”

The problem is this response still makes the situation about you. Sorry, I'm late. Saying “Thank You” turns the tables and acknowledges the sacrifice the other person made by waiting. Thank you for waiting. 3

Example: You walk in the door 14 minutes late.

  • Instead of: “So sorry I’m late. Traffic was insane out there.”
  • Try saying: “Thank you for your patience.”

When we make a mistake, someone else often makes a sacrifice. Our default response is to apologize for our failure, but the better approach is to praise their patience and loyalty. Thank them for what they did despite your error.

3. Say “Thank You” when you're comforting someone.

When someone comes to you with bad news, it can be awkward. You want to be a good friend, but most people don't know what to say. I know I've felt that way before.

Often times, we think it's a good idea to add a silver lining to the problem. “Well, at least you have…”

What we fail to realize is that it doesn't matter if you don't know what to say. All you really need is to be present and thank them for trusting you.

Example: Your co-worker's mother passed away recently.

  • Instead of: “At least you have a lot of fond memories to hold onto.”
  • Try saying: “Thank you for sharing that with me. I know this is a hard time for you.”

Example: Your brother lost his job.

  • Instead of: “At least you have your health.”
  • Try saying: “Thank you for sharing this with me. I'm here to support you.”

Example: Your friend's pet just died.

  • Instead of: “At least they had a long and happy life.”
  • Try saying: “Thank you for sharing that with me. I'm here for you.”

In times of suffering, we don't need to hear words to ease the pain as much as we need someone to share our pain. When you don't know what to say, just say “Thank You” and be there.

4. Say “Thank You” when you're receiving helpful feedback.

Feedback can be very helpful, but we rarely see it that way. Whether it is an unflattering performance review from your boss or an email from an unhappy customer, the standard reaction is to get defensive. That's a shame because the correct response is to simply say, “Thank You” and use the information to improve.

Example: “This work isn't good enough. I thought you would do better.”

  • Instead of: “You don't understand. Here's what really happened.”
  • Try saying: “Thank you for expecting more of me.”

Example: “I bought your product last week and it already broke. I am not happy with this experience.”

  • Instead of: “How did you use it? We made it very clear in our terms and conditions that the product is not designed to work in certain conditions.
  • Try saying: “Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Please know we are committed to becoming better. Can you share more details about the issue?”

Nobody likes to fail, but failure is just a data point. Respond to helpful feedback with thanks and use it to become better. 4

5. Say “Thank You” when you're receiving unfair criticism.

Sometimes criticism isn't helpful at all. It's just vindictive and mean. I've written about how to deal with haters previously, but one of the best approaches is to just say thank you and move on.

When you thank someone for criticizing you, it immediately neutralizes the power of their statements. If it’s not a big deal to you, then it can’t grow into a larger argument.

Example: “This might be good advice for beginners, but anyone who knows what they are doing will find this useless.”

  • Instead of: “Well, clearly, I wrote this for beginners. This might be a surprise, but not everything was written with you in mind.”
  • Try saying: “Thank you for sharing your opinion. I’ll try to improve next time.”

Example: “Your statement is the dumbest thing I've read all week.”

  • Instead of: “You're an idiot. Let me tell you why…”
  • Try saying: “Thank you for the feedback. I still have a lot to learn.”

Releasing the need to win every argument is a sign of maturity. Someone on the internet said something wrong? So what. Win the argument by the way you live your life.

6. Say “Thank You” when someone gives you unsolicited advice.

This shows up a lot in the gym. Everybody has an opinion about what your technique should look like. I think most people are just trying to be helpful, but hearing someone's opinion about you when you didn't ask for it can be annoying.

One time, someone pointed out some flaws in my squat technique in a video I posted online. I responded by sarcastically asking if he had a video of himself doing it correctly. Somewhere deep in my mind, I assumed that if I reminded him that his technique wasn't perfect, then I would feel better about the fact that mine wasn't perfect either. That's an unnecessary and defensive response.

The better approach? Just say “Thank You.”

Example: “You know, you should really keep your hips back when you do that exercise.”

  • Instead of: “Oh really? Do you have a video of yourself doing it so I can see it done correctly?”
  • Try saying: “Thank you for the help.”

Pointing out others faults doesn't remove your own. Thank people for raising your self-awareness, even if it was unsolicited.

7. Say “Thank You” when you're not sure if you should thank someone.

When in doubt, just say thank you. There is no downside. Are you honestly worried about showing too much gratitude to the people in your life?

“Should I send a Thank You card in this situation?” Yes, you should.

“Should I tip him?” If you don't, at least say thank you.

Say thank you, more often.

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How to Write a Nice Thank You Note to a Counselor

Thanking someone for their advice is thoughtful and kind. Below, you will find 25 example thank you notes that you can copy and modify for your needs.

Is it advice or advise? 

The difference between advice and advise is that advice is a noun and advise is a verb. So, for this article, we will be using the word advice, as "advice" is a noun in this case as it represents the opinion or suggestion given to you. You can read more about the advice vs. advise differences here.

Thank you for the advice template and tips

Tip #1: The best thank you note are those that are specific. Your note will feel less generic if you say what the advice was and how it impacted you.

Tip #2: If you are stumped for words, a short one line, Thank you for your advice, is better than not saying thank you.

Tip #3: If someone gives you the advice in an email and you are not sure yet if you will be taking their advice or not an appropriate response is "Thank you for your advice. I will consider it and let you know.”

Tip #4: You may also want to check out the examples in the thank you for the information post here, as it may be possible for your situation to substitute the word information with advice.

Tip #5: In sensitive or very personal situations, you may not want to include revealing details, if you think there is a chance someone other than the intended audience will see your note.

Tip #6: If you feel like you want to with more than a thank-you note, you could consider giving them a gift card to a restaurant or a store that they like to shop at.

Basic Template 

Note: Fill in words in [brackets] as appropriate.

Dear [Person's Name],

Thank you for giving me advice about [advice topic]. Then a sentence explaining how you benefited from the advice or how it helped solve the problem. Add any other details you would like to include.

Sincerely (or another closing),

[Your Name]

Examples #1, #2, and #3 below can also be used as templates.

Advice thank you note examples

Note: The samples will not include the greeting or closing, but be sure to include them in your note! You can see the layout of a thank-you note in the 5 easy steps here.

More Template Examples

#1 You are a great listener! Thank you for giving me advice about [topic]. I have considered the options you laid out. After careful consideration, I have decided to [say what action step you are taking]. Thanks again for discussing all the options with me.

#2 As always, I appreciated your valuable input about [topic]. You have a way of clarifying things that makes sense to me and helps me to sort through the choices. After our conversation, I decided to [whatever your decision is].

#3 Thank you for your advice and support. As always, I am grateful to hear your viewpoint. Your latest advice about [topic] helped me consider new possible choices. I had been so fixated on [whatever you thought was the best choice] that I couldn't think of other options. I will be doing [what you decided to do]. Thanks again for being so willing to help me figure things out.

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#4 Thank you for the good advice about [topic]. It wasn't what I wanted to hear, but in considering your advice later, I now believe it's the best advice. I am glad that you talked to me about it.

#5 I want to thank you for your guidance as I navigate [topic/situation]. You've always been a great mentor to me, and I value your advice and support. It's hard to measure the impact you've had on my life, but I know it's been significant.

#6 Thank you for meeting me at Starbucks this week. I have been thinking about your advice all week and have decided to take it. I will be talking to [Person's Name] soon to see if they agree that [option you what to take] is the next best step.

#7 Thank you for your kind advice about how to handle my current situation. I felt stuck and was feeling defeated. I appreciate that you were able to give me some suggestions on how to move forward.

#8 I want to let you know that your advice is very much appreciated. Since you have been married for [number of years] longer than me, I like hearing your tips for a successful marriage. [Spouse's Name] and I have benefited from your words of wisdom.

Job or Career Advice Note Examples

#9 Thank you for the career advice! After talking with you about math and science programs at [School Name], I have decided to submit my application for next year. I hope to follow in your footsteps!

#10 I am thankful for your opinion about the position in your department. I am grateful for the extra details you were able to provide beyond the job description. Because of your input, I have decided not to apply for the position as it’s not what I am looking for as a next career step. I hope your department finds the right person soon.

#11 You are a wonderful friend. Thank you for giving me advice on the job I was considering applying for when I contacted you. Because of what you said about taking a risk to try something different, I am going to apply for the job! I also updated my resume based on your feedback. I will let you know if I get an interview.

#12 Figuring out my career path has been difficult. Thank you for sharing your view that I don't have to my entire career path planned out before I even graduate high school! I'm getting so much mail from colleges that it's hard to navigate. My parents were glad to that you talked to me.

#13 Thanks for your advice on how dealing with my challenging coworker. I will check with our boss to see if we can do some personality quizzes which could help us learn how to work better with each other. I will let you know how it goes! Perhaps, she and I will be friends soon.

Money Advice Note Examples

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#14 I appreciate your thoughts on how to make a balanced budget. Your advice was quite valuable. Using your example, I have made a spreadsheet for tracking my spending in categories. I will also be ordering The Total Money Makeover. Thanks to your help, I have managed to save $200 so far and will have an emergency fund soon.

#15 I love your ideas on how I can save money! Thank you for your creative ideas. I look forward to feeling more in control of my money and not being broke all the time and will read I Will Teach You to Be Rich.

Other Advice Examples

#16 Thank you for the advice about my relationship with [Person’s Name]. As you know, we’ve had a rough week. Talking things out with you helped me gain a new perspective. I approached [Person’s Name], last night and discussed some of your suggestions with him. We have come to a resolution on how to move forward and are both feeling better about the situation.

#17 Thank you for your cat behavior advice. I am trying out the Feliway with introducing my new cat since it helped your two become friends. I hope it works as well as for my cats as it did yours.

#18 Thank you for the cat food recommendations. As you know, the choices can be overwhelming with so many healthy brands now. I am grateful to take advantage of the research that you already did. I have decided to go with [brand/variety].

#19 I am glad we connected regarding gluten-free eating. You have done so well with it. Thank you for giving me advice on how to transition my family now that [family member's name] has been diagnosed with Celiac disease.

#20 Thank you for providing me with the list of your favorite cookbooks. I am grateful for your advice and kitchen tips as I learn how to cook meals at home. Please let me know when you can come over for dinner.

#21 You are a great advice giver when it comes to cooking. I value your experience. And thank you for helping me learn how to soft boil eggs. They are perfect over breakfast hash.

#22 Your advice on which keyboard to buy was spot on. I like how quiet the keys are when I type and you were right that I would love it being wireless. I can also use it with my phone, and it's easy to put into my large bag for when I travel.

#23 As you suggested, I started to listen to The Happier Podcast to get advice on how to live a happier life. I am enjoying it immensely and trying out some of the ideas mentioned by Gretchen and her sister. Thank you for the recommendation.

#24 Thank you for your excellent advice over the years. This note is a little overdue as it's become so easy to rely on your wisdom. My life is better because of you!

#25 The advice you gave me about how to get the stain out of my shirt worked! My favorite shirt is now stain free and looking awesome again. I am glad I asked for your help! Your laundry knowledge saved me from buying a new shirt.

I hope these 25 examples helped you write your thank you note to whoever gave you advice! 

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5 Comments
  • Moogunris

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