After a job interview, as you’re waiting to hear results back from the company and the silence drags on, you start to think about doing something – anything – to get them to at least acknowledge your existence – and to make sure they remember you. And that’s where a follow-up note, whether, email or letter, enters the picture.
NOTE: If you’re looking for a template or sample for a belated thank you note, you can find one here: What If You Forgot To Send a Thank You Note After Your Job Interview? (Sample).
But if you need a template to help you come up with a great follow-up note, I hope this will help…
Template to Help You Write Your Follow-up Letter
Some things you need to know
- Keep any communication with the company brief, polite and positive – with the exception of anything they asked you to respond to specifically of course, and even then be considerate of their time.
- If you send them a snail mail letter asking for them to respond, then they may be less likely to take the time to initiate an actual response. (Responding to an email is quicker.) But even so, if they are interested in you, the letter may be a nice touch since it stands out.
- Following up is a good thing, but not if it borders on stalking. Wait at least two weeks after your initial thank you note to send a follow-up note. If it is a sales position or something where being aggressive is viewed as an especially good thing, then one week may be appropriate.
- Remember that the template is JUST A GUIDE. Use it to give you the basic idea and format, but make it your own using your own voice!
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