Follow Up Letter
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A follow-up letter sent a few weeks after the initial
application is essential in today’s poor job market. Hiring
managers are seeing more and more applicants for each
position and are generally so swamped that they cannot
respond to all of them. Nor will they remember most.
To ensure that your candidacy gets the attention it deserves,
use a follow-up letter to again place yourself in front
of the hiring manager. Not only will that person take
note of your continued interest in the position, but you
will certainly move ahead of those other, similarly qualified
candidates who did not send a follow-up letter.
To ensure a professional look for your follow-up letter
and to maintain consistency, use the same heading that
was on your resume and initial cover letter.
Within the body of the follow-up letter, reiterate your
most stellar qualifications as they relate to this position.
A good follow up letter will:
Remind the employer
of your résumé.
Express your continued
interest in the position.
Help you stand out
from other applicants.