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!