100 Ways to Thank Someone For Their Time

Gratitude is something that is always on trend. Communicating your thanks and appreciation is not just the professional thing to do, but the right thing to do. Too often in our busy lives we don’t take a moment to acknowledge the time and effort of those that offer assistance. Expressing kind and sincere words of thanks is meaningful, whether you send a text to a coworker, an email to a prospective employer, or a handwritten note to a mentor.

This Indeed article discusses why it is important to express gratitude and learn 100 ways to say thank you. There are a variety of instances in which to express your gratitude. Here are some of the most common types of ways to say thank you:

Personal thank you

When you’re feeling a deep appreciation for those who have made a difference in your life, use these phrases to show your gratitude:

  • I appreciate you!
  • You are the best.
  • I appreciate your help so much.
  • I wanted to thank you for your help.
  • I value the help you’ve given me.
  • I am so thankful for you in my life.
  • Thanks for the support.
  • Thanks for all you do.
  • Thank you for being there.

Work-related thank you

For the times when you receive a great opportunity at work, extra help, an award or bonus, consider sending this message:

  • I wanted to thank you for helping me today.
  • Thank you so much for your assistance.
  • I sincerely appreciate your help with the project today.
  • Thank you for being a valuable member of our team.
  • Thanks for helping me accomplish my goal.
  • I wanted to express my gratitude for your training today.
  • Thank you for being a great example of leadership to me.
  • Thank you for meeting with me.
  • Thanks for helping me get the materials I needed.
  • I appreciate your involvement in this project.
  • Your support means a lot to me!
  • I wanted to say thanks for guiding me through this task.
  • I appreciate the opportunity to attend this workshop.
  • Thanks for bringing the delicious cookies to our luncheon.
  • Thanks for standing up for me today.
  • I appreciate the way you supported my opinion.
  • Thank you for doing the research we needed for our project.
  • Thank you for the bonus. I am extremely grateful.
  • Thank you for selecting me to receive this award.
  • I am forever grateful for this opportunity.
  • Thanks for giving me the feedback I needed to hear.

Interview thank you

After an interview, it is wise to send a thank-you note or email letting the interviewer know you appreciated the time they took to speak with you. Here are some examples:

  • Thank you for taking the time to interview me for the position.
  • I wanted to express my gratitude for the opportunity to have an interview.
  • Thank you for reaching out to me. I enjoyed meeting with you.
  • I enjoyed speaking with you about the [job title] at [company name].
  • I greatly appreciate the time you spent interviewing me.
  • I appreciate your time and consideration in interviewing me for this position.
  • I sincerely enjoyed speaking with you about the [job title] position.
  • I would like to take the time to thank you for meeting with me.
  • Thank you for interviewing me.
  • It was nice meeting you in person. I appreciate your time.

Job referral/recommendation thank you

When someone writes a job referral for you, consider these thank-you messages:

  • Thank you for writing a job referral for me.
  • Thank you for taking the time to provide a reference for me.
  • Thank you for referring me to the job at [company name].
  • I appreciate your role in referring me to this company.
  • Thank you so much for helping me out with a job referral.
  • I wanted to thank you for putting me in touch with your reference.
  • I enjoyed speaking with [individual’s name] at [company name]. Thank you for the reference.
  • I appreciate you taking the time to write a reference for me.
  • Thank you so much for referring [individual’s name]. She was so helpful!
  • I appreciate the reference you gave on my behalf.
  • Thanks for the awesome referral!
  • Thank you for taking the time to write me such a great letter of recommendation. Let me know how I can return the favor.

Advice thank you

When you get great advice, you may show your appreciation with these phrases:

  • I appreciate you taking the time to speak with me.
  • Thanks for the helpful advice!
  • Thank you for sharing your advice with me.
  • Thanks for agreeing to give me some advice.
  • Thank you for offering your valuable advice.
  • I wanted to thank you for the great advice.

Internship thank you

At the end of an interview, sending a thank-you note to your supervisor shows your level of appreciation. Consider these phrases:

  • Thank you for allowing me to complete this internship.
  • Thank you so much for the internship experience.
  • I appreciate everything you’ve taught me during this internship.

Thankfulness requires us to pause and take a moment to recognize how others influence and help us. Returning and spreading kindness not only positively impacts others, but research shows gratitude helps people experience more positive feelings, address adversity, and develop strong relationships.

To read about additional thank yous (for volunteer work, information, donations and more) please read the original article: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/thank-someone-for-their-time