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Published on April 5, 2010

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Following Up After a Job Interview : Following Up After a Job Interview Less than ½ the people who go on a job interview will send a thank you note. Sending a thank you note could give you an edge. Created by Kellee Kanith for Career & Professional Development Why Follow up? : Why Follow up? If equally qualified candidates, the thank you letter/follow-up may set you above the competition. Post-interview letters can make a powerful impression. Hard copy, handwritten or email? : Hard copy, handwritten or email? Thank-you letters can be hard copy typed or e-mailed. Hard copy are most formal and are appropriate after an interview. E-mail is appropriate when that has been your means of contact with the person you want to thank, or if your contact has expressed a preference for e-mail. Tips for Getting it Right… : Tips for Getting it Right… At the close of the interview request a business card from the interviewer. On most cards will be the three things you want. The correctly spelled name and title. The street address. The interviewer's email address. Send follow up letter promptly (within 24 hours) The Follow-up/Thank You Letter : The Follow-up/Thank You Letter Demonstrate that you have good manners and know to write a thank-you letter. The tone of the letter is courteous and thankful. Write the interviewer a letter: Expressing appreciation for interview and interest in you.  Reiterating your interest in the position and organization. Reminding employer about your qualifications for the position. If you thought of something you forgot to mention in the interview, mention it in your follow-up / thank-you letter. Demonstrate that you are thorough and sincerely interested in the job. Follow up with any information the employer may have asked you to provide after the interview. Three-Paragraph Follow-up Letter : Three-Paragraph Follow-up Letter Paragraph 1 Thank & Remind of you and make positive Comment about Interview Sample Follow-up Letters : Sample Follow-up Letters Click the links to view sample letters General Interview Thank You Letter Interview Thank You Letter that Stresses Fit Interview Thank You Letter that Builds on Strength Interview Thank You Letter that Mentions Interview Afterthoughts Time to Make the Call… : Time to Make the Call… Sit down with a notepad and pen. Call and ask to speak to the interviewer. Thank them again for the interview & restate your interest in the position. Find out if you are still under consideration for the position. Ask if there is any further information they need. Find out when you can expect a final decision. Time to Make the Call Continued… : Time to Make the Call Continued… Show the interviewer that you are interested in the job but avoid sounding desperate. Be polite and professional. End the follow up call telling the interviewer that you are still interested and look forward to hearing from him/her in the future. "I just wanted to thank you again for your time on Monday and to let you know that I am really interested in this opportunity. I was hoping that you would be able to give me an update on my application...." What if you don't hear from the employer : What if you don't hear from the employer If more than a week has passed beyond the date when you were told you would hear from the employer, call or e-mail to politely inquire about the status of the organization's decision-making process. A polite inquiry shows that you are still interested and may prompt employer to get on schedule with a response. In your inquiry, mention : name of interviewer, time and place of interview, position, and ask status of your application.

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