By Vickie Elmer
Thank you notes aren't just for after the interview.
Some people use the holiday season as the time to reconnect with their friends and supporters. Yet if they want to get a head start, Thanksgiving provides a wonderful time to show your appreciation for those who have helped you in your career or job search.
"Everybody likes to get a thank you note," said Pennell Locey, vice president at Keystone Associates, which helps managers with career transitions. Sometimes, a carefully written note of appreciation may spur the individual to help you again if you're in the midst of a job hunt, she added. Even if you're not, you could send an appreciative note to someone who opened doors or promoted you a few years ago as a way to reconnect.