A follow-up letter sent a few weeks
after the initial application is essential. 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
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
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
Although a follow-up letter
will not guarantee that you’ll get an offer, it certainly won’t hurt your