Thank Your Way to a New Job

Published: Jun 13, 2007

You may have heard it said the most beautiful one word in any language is your name. And the two most beautiful words? They might be "thank you." Because, as the American psychologist and philosopher William James once said: "The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated." When you thank someone, like a friend who gave you a job lead or a hiring manager after an interview, for example, you help satisfy that person's need to be appreciated. Not only is it an ego boost for them, it can propel you faster toward employment, too.

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