When someone has referred you to a job or given you an interview, take the time to send them a thank you email. Here are some ideas of what you can say in your message.
#1 It was wonderful to meet you at the conference. I appreciate your taking me under your wing a bit and steering a few opportunities my way. Thank you for referring me to [name of contact]. I am grateful that you thought of me when this opportunity came along.
#2 I want to express my appreciation for your introducing me/handing in my resume/referring me to [name of contact] to help give it a better chance of being looked at. You helped make my dream come true, so thank you!
#3 Thank you so much for calling up / putting in a good word with / handing in my resume for [contact’s name]. I really appreciated all the legwork on your part. I will be sure to keep in touch.
#4 Please let me know if __________________ [something that would be of benefit to your contact]. It is important to me that I continue to give back for all the help you have given me.
#5 Thank you very much for helping me with my career. It is wonderful when people who are not looking for something in return are helpful regardless, and I really appreciate it. Thank you so much!
#6 I am very grateful that I have a friend like you in my corner. Please let me know if there’s anything creative/practical/interesting that I can do to help YOU out with YOUR endeavors any time soon!
#7 Your sister was right about how great YOU are at helping others… thank YOU again for your generosity, advice, and assistance. I hope that you have a great day!
#8 Thank you for referring me to [name of contact]. I gave him/her my resume and am waiting to hear from them. You really helped improve my chances, so thank you very much.
#9 I will let you know how it turns out once the hiring is complete, but thank you for thinking of me for this position – it was wonderful meeting with them! Thank you again for your connection and referral – please keep in touch!
#10 Thank you so much for taking the time to pass on my resume / give me a referral or introduction to [contact’s name], or even just point me in the right direction. The advice/introduction was fantastic, and I sincerely appreciate your help.
#11 Thank you for your help/advise/words of encouragement. I really appreciate it, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to learn more from you! Thank you so much for being a great mentor.
#12 I truly appreciate ALL that you have done for me during this process. Your referrals were highly appreciated as well as the time and energy you devoted to helping me on this next step in my career path. Also, thanks for being such a great mentor – learning from someone with your knowledge base is priceless!
#13 Thanks again for all of your guidance and support as I’ve been navigating the world of professional development – especially through tough times like these!! I truly hope that we can continue our dialogue going forward – please keep me posted on what you’re up to!
#14 Thank you for your help. I’ll let you know how it goes. It was a pleasure meeting with [name of contact]. You had great things to say about them, and I appreciate your confidence in me!
#15 All the best with future classes / projects / assignments, and thanks again for all of your help with my resume/cover letter/interview prep – I’m so grateful for all the time and effort you put towards helping me get a new job!
#16 I am very happy that we got on well during our meeting. Thank you so much for making yourself available, and thank you also for referring me to [name of contact] – apparently they were impressed with my skillset, but are still deliberating on who to hire.
#17 I want you to know how much I appreciate your help in the [area of job search / earlier move]! I couldn’t have done it without you and am really happy that we met and were able to get things going/finish up. You’re a great resources and I hope we can collaborate again soon!
#18 Thank YOU for putting me in touch with [name of contact], and helping me through this process! It was such a pleasure speaking/meeting with them, and hopefully we can continue our relationship down the road. Thank you so much for everything – especially making yourself available at such short notice!
#19 You will be happy to know that [contact’s name] remembered you very fondly and is recommending me as an excellent candidate for the position. Thank you SO much for all of your help, advice, and guidance with this position – I sincerely appreciate it!
#20 Thank you so much for referring me to [name of contact]. They were very interested in my background/experience and I look forward to meeting them next week! You really helped facilitate a smooth interview process, and I am excited about the opportunity.
#21 Thanks again for helping me out by putting my resume on top of the pile – it was great speaking with [name of hiring manager], and hopefully we can continue our dialogue soon! Thanks again for everything – especially your prompt replies and rapid action when it came time for follow up that sped things along immensely!
#22 Thank you for your help and advice. I feel like we got along really well and it was great speaking with you today! Thank you again, and please keep in touch!
#23 The [name of contact] from [name of company] was very interested to hear about my time there, and thought that given [their/my] experience it would be a good fit. Thanks so much for putting me in front of them – looking forward to connecting soon!
#24 I just wanted to thank you again for helping me with this process – the opportunity sounds fantastic, and I look forward to talking more with [contact’s name]. If possible, can you please let them know how excited I am about the position? Thanks again!!
#25 I greatly appreciate your time and assistance with this, and I want to thank you for all that you have done. [name of contact] was very helpful and I enjoyed meeting them – it was a pleasure speaking with them!
#26 Thanks again for your help/guidance with the resume process – I’ve already started using some of these ideas! Also, thank you so much for your suggestions on ways to improve my networking strategy. Realistically, it’s the most challenging part about finding new opportunities in this market…but also potentially the most rewarding if you can get in the right doors.
#27 Again, thank you so much for all your advice/input/suggestions concerning my job search efforts!!! You really helped me find my focus again after months of feeling completely lost.
#28 Thank you so much for your time and advice this afternoon! I can’t tell you how much it means to me that we were able to get together, as you’ve really helped me reconnect with what I’m looking for and give some structure to my search.
#29 Thanks again for meeting up the other day – it was great catching up and I greatly appreciate all of your assistance/guidance over the past few months. Because of our meeting, I feel like everything is starting to come back into focus…I can’t thank you enough!
#30 Just want to say thanks again for referring me to the law firm on the manufacturing project. My interview went very well, and there is a great chance that I will get offered a job there.
#31 I just wanted to thank you again for referring me to the new project at [name of company]. Your introduction was invaluable, and your support means a lot.
#32 Just got word from a manager at [name of company] about the person they’re bringing on board for the post you referred me to! Thanks so much – without your help this wouldn’t have been possible. Thanks again for all your help. Without it, I don’t know if I would have had this opportunity.
#33 Thank you SO much for putting in a good word for me with [name of contact]. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to return the favor or be of assistance! Thanks again for your help.
#34 Thank you for referring me to [name of company]. I appreciate it very much, and hope that if they have any further openings in the future they will keep me in mind.
#35 I wanted to thank you again for putting me in touch with [name of contact]. I was a little nervous going into the interview, but he put my fears at ease right away and we had a great conversation. No promises, but I think there’s a good chance they might be calling me back for another round of interviews. Thank you so much – without your referral this wouldn’t have been possible!
#36 I appreciate all that you have done on my behalf – especially since this is a time when many people are looking for work. Thank you also for going the extra mile in referring me to [name]. You do a lot of good working behind the scenes without fanfare or recognition, and it is greatly appreciated.
#37 I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your referring me to [name of company]. I am starting on Monday and can’t wait!
#38 Thank you for referring me to the candidate search firm that referred me to the new project at [company name]. Without your referral, this wouldn’t have been possible. Thank you again for introducing me to these people who are all very important contacts in my field.
#39 Thank you so much for putting me in touch with the recruiter at Performance Food Group (PFG) – she was great! I really enjoyed meeting her and had a fantastic interview with PFG yesterday; however, they want someone with more logistics experience than myself. But thank you SO much for getting us connected AND giving some advice before my interview – it helped a lot. I will keep your contact info handy for future opportunities, and if anything comes up that you think I might be interested in, please don’t hesitate to let me know.
#40 I just wanted to thank you for referring me to [name of company]. I appreciated your helping me get the looks right as well as the wording on my resume. Everything came together nicely – thanks again!
#41 Thank you so much for referring me to [name of company] – they invited me back for a second interview, which was yesterday. The interviewer said he would be passing my information along with a very favorable recommendation from him personally… Without your recommendation and personal introduction this wouldn’t have been possible – thanks again!
#42 Thank you again for connecting me to [name of employer]. Thank you also for your insight on the company and what it would be like working there. The interview went well, but they have one more round of interviews before making a final decision. In the meantime, I hope you are well. Thank you for your support.
#43 Thank you for referring me to the law firm on the manufacturing project. My interview went very well, and there is a great chance that I will be awarded the job. If it comes through, thank you so much for making this possible! I truly appreciate all of your help with this process.
#44 I just got an offer from one of my top choices! It looks like things could not have worked out better. On a personal side note, please know how much I really appreciate what you have done for me over the past several months – including connecting me with [name of employer]. You’ve been wonderful to work with and turned what has been a very stressful experience into a fresh start that has me excited again. I do not know what I would have done without you this past year, and it’s important for me to tell you that as well as express my gratitude one more time.
#45 Thank you for helping me land a job with [name of employer]. It looks like things are going great so far – thanks for your help and thanks again for all the referrals!
#46 Thank you also for sending over my resume to Mr. [name] at [employer]. He mentioned having received it and said he was impressed by both my background and experience level. Thank you again for reaching out on my behalf – here’s hoping we can put something together!
#47 I just got an offer from one of my top choices! It looks like things could not have worked out better. On a personal side note, please know how much I really appreciate what you have done for me over the past several months – including connecting me with [name of employer]. You’ve been wonderful to work with and turned what has been a very stressful experience into a fresh start that has me excited again. I do not know what I would have done without you this past year, and it’s important for me to tell you that as well as express my gratitude one more time.
#48 Thank you again for helping me find a position so quickly. [Name of employer] is a great fit for me, and I’m excited to start!
#49 I just wanted to let you know that I accepted the offer from [employer]. Thank you again for all your help! You were a tremendous resource throughout this process.
#50 Thank you also for sending over my resume to Mr. [name] at [employer]. He mentioned having received it and said he was impressed by both my background and experience level. Thank you again for reaching out on my behalf – here’s hoping we can put something together!
#51 I just wanted to say thank you for referring me to [name of contact]. Thank you also for taking the time to introduce me to him/her and making sure that I had a chance at this opportunity. The interview went really well, and I am eager to hear his/her feedback. Please let me know if you know of anything else in the industry that might fit my background.
#52 I just came back from an interview with company Z and they offered me a job! I could not have been luckier to have met up with [name of person who referred me]. I really want to take this next step in my career because it is what I have always dreamed about doing.
#53 Thank you for connecting me with [name of contact]. I just came back from my interview, and it went really well. They have been talking to a few other candidates, but they said that they will be making a decision in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, please let me know if you hear about any other opportunities that might be a good fit for my background.
#54 Thank you for passing on my resume/cover letter to [name of employer]. I was quite impressed by your organization’s work culture and how much effort is put into training employees. I am really excited to work somewhere where employees are valued as much as their managers do at XYZ Company! Please keep me posted if anything comes up down the road that might be a good fit for me.
#55 I wanted to thank you for referring me to your friend at ABC Company. It was a pleasure meeting with them yesterday! I really enjoyed learning about the services that they offer and how passionate the employees are about their work. They were very honest about what I can expect out of my time there, which made me feel even more excited. Please let me know if any other opportunities come up, as I am always looking for ways to grow my career!