August 29, 2013

SEEN ON FACEBOOK: “If there was one advice I could give to fresh out of college professionals: Don’t ever underestimate the handwritten THANK YOU notes. You would not believe the business you can close and the jobs you can land with that simple and unexpected long forgotten touch.” This is very true — and, if anything, it’s truer in this electronic age.

UPDATE: And here’s a different example: Some years ago I wrote a job recommendation for a student who had been on the Frederick Douglass Moot Court team I coached, back when I was BLSA adviser. I gave him a really strong recommendation, because he was a really good student. About a year later, I got a letter from a named partner at the firm I’d recommended him to, telling me what a great hire he’d been and thanking me for recommending him. I still remember that.

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