How Do I Write A Follow-Up Letter?

You got a job interview? Great! Not sure if it went well? You should send a follow-up letter (or email). Whether you’re happy or unhappy with the way you performed during the interview, it is still a good idea to follow up. This letter lets you thank the interviewer for their time, but also remind them of a couple of your key strengths. If the interviewer hasn’t made a final hiring decision yet, this letter/email could help them decide on you.

What Should I Write?

Tell the employer that you are still very interested in their organization and job position. If you feel something was missed during the interview, the follow-up letter is a great place to bring it up. Your letter should be no more than about half a page (or a paragraph if you are writing an email).

  • Firstly, thank the employer for the time they took to interview you for a certain position.
  • Secondly, remind them why you are the best candidate for the job. Re-emphasize any skills or special accomplishments that are most relevant to the position. You may also choose to let the organization know that you will be following up with a telephone call in several days.
  • Lastly, thank the interviewer once again for meeting with you and state that you would be happy to provide any additional information.

But Really, Why Is This Letter So Important?

When there is tough competition for a job, your follow-up letter is your chance to make yourself stand out as the clear winner. Even if you aren’t chosen for the position, following up makes you look good, and they might keep you in mind for a future job.

Teaser: 

<p>You got a job interview? Great! Not sure if it went well? You should send a follow-up letter (or email). <strong>Whether you’re happy or unhappy with the way you performed during the interview, it is still a good idea to follow up.</strong> This letter lets you thank the interviewer for their time, but also remind them of a couple of your key strengths. If the interviewer hasn’t made a final hiring decision yet, <strong>this letter/email could help them decide on you.</strong></p>