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Job Interview Follow Up Letter

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    How to write a job interview follow up letter? You have just left a job interview and it’s a position you would love to be offered. What more can you do after the interview is over?

    How can you take steps to enhance your chances of a follow-on interview or the job itself?  Well, there is an opportunity and that is by way of a follow-up letter.

    It allows you to do several things apart from extending the basic courtesy of thanking the interviewer for taking the time to meet with you.

    A job interview follow up letter allows you to reiterate your interest in the position, reinforce your credentials for the position, demonstrate your communication, and also to mention things that you wished you had said but hadn’t during the interview.

    There are, however, a few things one should note when sending the job interview follow up letter.

    • Keep the letter short.
    • Send the letter immediately or within 24 hours of the interview.
    • Proof-read the letter and ensure that it is error-free, short and sweet. While proof-reading verify the spelling of the person’s name and designation. This is necessary to ensure that the letter becomes personal.
    • Ensure that you include some actual reference from the job interview. This is so as not to make the letter look like a standard template.

     

    Sample Job Interview Follow Up Letter

    (Sender Name)
    (Sender Street Address)
    (City, State, Zip Code)

    (Date)

    (Manager Name)
    (Company Name)
    (Company Street Address)
    (City, State, Zip Code)

    Dear (Manager Name),

    Thank you for taking the time out to meet with me about the (position name) position within (company name). I appreciate you considering me for this position. After speaking with you and the group, I believe even more now that I will be a near perfect candidate for the position.

    After having understood the role better now, in the context of the organization, I feel more confident about my abilities to deliver.  I am not sure if I shared this thought during the interview but would like to use this opportunity to do it.

    I am very enthused by the vision of the organization, and quite passionate about contributing to the same if given an opportunity. In addition to my enthusiasm for performing well, I will be able to bring the technical and man-management skills necessary to get the job done.

    I look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to contact me anytime if any further information is needed. My phone number is 012-34567890.

    Thank you again for your time and consideration.

    Yours Sincerely,

    _______________
    (Name)

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