Always be sure to thank someone if they give you a recommendation. It’s an extremely lovely thing to do as they are putting their name and personal brand on the line for your benefit. All the risk is theirs, and all the benefit is yours. If you have any “home training” at all, you’ll remember to show your appreciation.
- Hi <Name>, I wanted to thank you for the lovely recommendation you gave me. I’m so grateful for the time and thought you put into it, and I was humbled by your kind words.
- I am proud to have your friendship and am thankful for your help.
- I sincerely appreciate the letter of recommendation you wrote to <organization>. I learned a great deal from you that will apply to this role. Should I be accepted, I can approach this opportunity fully confident of success.