Follow Up Letters After Application

And since it’s likely that the majority of other interview applicants vying for the same new position will not follow-up with the right people, in the right way (or even at all), now’s your chance to push through the sea of other applicants and emerge victorious.

But it’s not as simple as just sending a “checking in” message.

Remember: Because the hiring team is also performing its daily job responsibilities—in addition to conducting interviews—you want to make sure you’re not forgotten, but you also don’t want to overwhelm.

This type of message can be used as a gentle reminder of why you’re so interesting and the very best person for the job.

Read more: How to Write a Thank-You Note After an Interview: An Email Template Timeline: Three to five days after the stated deadline.

So, similar to a tailored cover letter, your goal is to grab the reader’s attention quickly and make it hard for him or her not to respond.

“Same with, ‘If I take the time and effort to follow-up with the company, and don’t hear back, do I really want to work for them?

We spend so much time polishing our resumes and practicing our interview responses that we often fail to grasp the importance of one powerful tool: the follow-up email.

If the company promotes a job opening and 50 people apply, and then all 50 people decide they’re going to try to find a way to contact the hiring manager . That may be a specific person in the company’s human resources department, or it could be a hiring manager.

It may take some research on your part, but try to find a name and email address.

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