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Example Letter #1
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
1 Express appreciation for the time the interviewer spent with you.
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.
3 Show your interest in the company.
4 Ask for either the job or a second interview.