1. Create a singular focus: Don’t try to pack too much into your note. Choose the thing you’re most grateful for and express it briefly. Being efficient with your words allows your boss the time to read and absorb it, while ensuring that your message will be well-received.
2. Be timely: Send your thank you note out as soon as possible. A good rule of thumb is between 1-2 working days.
3. Make it personal: Bosses receive formal letters and emails all day long. Presenting your sentiments in a personalized, hand written note card is a gesture that’s sure to be appreciated.
4. Keep it professional: Express yourself in a way that doesn’t feel uncomfortable or blur professional boundaries.