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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To The Perfect Resume by Susan Ireland

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Four Times to Say “Thank You”

Here’s a safe rule of thumb: every time someone does something for you, say “thank you!” That includes someone in your network who answers a question or shares a contact that brings you just a tad closer to getting your next job.
 
Thanks don’t always have to be formal; they can be quick e-mails that in essence say, “Thank you for whatever. I really appreciate it.” Or they can be more involved, even offering to do something to help the person in exchange for the favor they’ve just done for you.
 
Send thank you notes at every turn in your job search, even if it’s in response to a downturn such as a rejection. During your job search, there are four times when official thank you notes should be sent:
◆ After a job ...

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