Follow Up During a Job Search After an Interview • Letter Examples and Guide

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Example Letter #1

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Thank you for taking the time to interview me yesterday for the Department Secretary position. My years of experience as a secretary for a legal firm have taught me as much about working with people as it has about secretarial skills, and I believe I could work well with your faculty and staff; in fact, it would be a pleasure to work with them. I look forward to your reply.

Example Letter #2

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I appreciated the opportunity I had yesterday to interview with you. Our meeting reminded me of the reason I first considered your company for employment, namely your reputation for friendly service. I believe that in today's competitive market, it is friendly service that gives a competitive edge in keeping customers coming back. I gained that conviction during experience in public relations with the Doe Corporation. If hired, I promise to uphold your company's reputation for friendly, efficient service. I look forward to hearing from you.

Example Letter #3

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It was kind of you to meet with me this afternoon to discuss employment opportunities with the Doe Corporation. As we discussed my background, it became clear that my knowledge, skills, and work experience best prepare me for work in your Programming Department. It would be a pleasure, indeed an honor, to work among such giants in the industry. If hired, I believe I too could contribute to your corporation in a meaningful and productive way. I hope to be an important contributor to your vision of the future. Thank you for your consideration.

Example Letter #4

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Thank you for allowing me to interview for the position of executive secretary. Because of the four years' experience I have as an executive secretary, I feel I am well-suited for the job. I think you will also find me extremely reliable--I do what I say I will do and I get it done on time. Doe Corp. is very enticing. I think I could be an asset for the company. Please contact me as soon as you have made a decision regarding the position.

Example Letter #5

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I am grateful to you for taking time yesterday to meet with me. Our interview answered many questions I had about the position. Happily, I now feel I am even better suited to the job than I had anticipated. My experience overseas has prepared me for the challenges of managing international transfers for Doe. The prospect of my association with your firm is very pleasant indeed. In addition to rewarding work and an excellent benefits package, Doe's reputation is unsurpassed. I respectfully urge you to consider inviting me to enjoy the team. I will be pleased to provide you with any additional you may need. I look forward to your call.

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This follow-up letter reminds the employer of your name and gives you an opportunity to briefly add important information that did not come up during the interview.

Step-by-Step Guide

1 Express appreciation for the time the interviewer spent with you.

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appreciate your taking the time last week appreciate your courtesy during my visit appreciate your evaluation of my education and experience appreciate the time you spent with me appreciate the time you took to answer my questions came away excited about the position enjoyed our meeting for the time and courtesy you extended to me for allowing me to meet with you regarding the position for the opportunity to discuss the position for the informative and pleasant interview for taking time out of your busy schedule for the time you spent with me in your office on honored to be considered for the position it was good to meet with you it was a pleasure speaking with you our meeting was an interesting and stimulating experience please extend my thanks to returned from our meeting with many of my questions answered sincerely appreciate your advice thank you for meeting with me thank you for discussing the position with me thank you for the time you spent with me on thank you for your interest thanks again for the interview the tour was interesting and informative the time you took out of your busy schedule the valuable information you offered the insight you provided was valuable to discuss employment opportunities with me was most impressed with you and the company was a pleasure meeting with you on Monday in your office was most pleasant to meet with you on was a pleasure to meet you were very helpful in explaining the position requirements would like to take some time to thank you for the interview

2 Restate the special skills you will bring to the job. Focus on the skills that the interviewer regarded as important. Include, briefly, important information not mentioning during the interview.

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ability to generate fresh ideas am interested in the position am ready for any starting date am always eager to confront new challenges am a hard worker and a dependable, loyal employee am sure my extensive experience will be an asset as you can see background has provided me with an understanding believe that my experience can produce creative solutions to problems can devote time to researching alternatives can step into the position with a minimum of training capable of handling and prioritizing many problems at once committed to completely utilizing every asset available desire to do my best work at all times eager to meet the challenges we discussed feel confident in my ability feel very positive about the possibility of feel confident that my qualifications have a program in mind have great energy and enthusiasm for the work have precisely the kind of background you are looking for have worked with several of your suppliers have a positive attitude have the type of background including hands-on experience more than make up for this with my persistence and willingness most of the same problems occur where I currently work my five years of experience my previous experience will be an immense help my diverse background my background has prepared me well need someone who can manage new challenges without perform the duties to everyone's satisfaction qualify me for the position seek and am qualified for should help me perform effectively skills uniquely qualify me for this position the skills I have to offer are the communications skills necessary for the position the analytical skills necessary for the position think my skills could be an asset to very challenging and rewarding welcome growing responsibilities will reach and exceed your expectations will be an asset to your company with a lot of room for growth would enable me to make a valuable contribution to would like to present these solutions in more detail would enable me to perform the duties

3 Show your interest in the company.

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4 Ask for either the job or a second interview.

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