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Chapter III. Putting Your Best Foot Forward: The Successful Interview
Sample Follow-up Letter
Follow-up after an employment interview can be pivotal to getting a job. Very few people follow up their interviews with written correspondence. A thank you letter or note of appreciation can be very effective in reinforcing your strengths and skills for the particular position. Always refer to the position discussed. Below is a sample of a follow-up letter.

Laura re-emphasizes how she sees herself fitting in. She also makes reference to a demonstrated need which Mr. Paterson shared with her during the interview. (See Sample Resume - Clerical/Managerial)

  Ms. Laura Hernandez
200 W. Old Country Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35217

Mr. Howard Peterson
Jackson Industries
1450 Government Street
Birmingham, AL 35217

Dear Mr. Peterson,

I would like to thank you for making the time to meet with me today. I was delighted to be able to share with you my vision for how I would fit into the team at Jackson Industries.

In touring your facilities, I was particularly struck with how I might be an asset with your culturally diverse employees. As you shared with me, it must be quite difficult not having anyone on your management team who fluently speaks French and Spanish.

We did discuss that you had several other candidates to interview. In addition, we agreed that I could call you next week to see where you are in the hiring process.

I feel confident I could make a significant contribution to Jackson Industries. I look forward to speaking with you again next week! Please feel free to call me if any additional questions come to mind regarding my qualifications.



Laura Hernandez

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