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201 Killer Cover Letters Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Andrea Paxton, Sandra Podesta

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CHAPTER 6

The Follow-Up Letter

 

How Follow-Up Letters Differ from Thank You Letters

Before you read any further, it’s imperative that you understand the distinction between the Follow-Up Letter, which is covered in this chapter, and the Thank You Letter, which is covered in the following chapter. In a Thank You Letter, your sole purpose for writing is to express appreciation. In the Follow-Up Letter, your “thank you” is only an excuse for writing to someone who has the power either to hire you or to influence the hiring decision in your favor.

In this chapter, we focus on the follow-up letter, the letter or e-mail that you send after being interviewed for a position that you are interested in attaining. Although you may begin your follow-up ...

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