Workplace Thank You Notes

By Gwen Parkes

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Handwritten thank you notes and cards are an older etiquette formality, but they still apply in today's workplace. "It is never wrong to say thank you, and you cannot say it enough, says Lisa Gaché founder and CEO of Beverly Hills Manners.

In fact, a thank you note is not only a follow-up for an interview or a way of expressing gratitude for an act of kindness in the workplace, but it is your second chance to leave people with a lasting impression of the type of person you are. "You show the prospective employer that you appreciate and respect them and their time," Gaché says.

According to Gaché, in today's competitive workplace you cannot afford to have an attitude of entitlement: "You must show that you are willing to go that extra mile."