Applying for a job and going on job interviews is only half the battle. Follow these job search tips to learn how to follow up effectively after sending a resume or having an interview.
Writing a thank-you letter or thank-you email after an employment interview is a must. In fact, some employers even think less of those interviewees who fail to follow up promptly. It's critical that you take a moment to write a simple note of appreciation to those who interviewed you.
Your thank-you letter (or email) lets the employer know that you appreciate being considered for the job. It also reiterates your interest in the position and can be used to provide additional information on your qualifications. Learn why and when to send a thank-you note and get tips on what to include in your note along with examples.
After you have a job interview, it's important to follow up and thank your interviewer for taking the time to meet.
Along with expressing appreciation, your thank-you letter, email, or phone call is an opportunity to:
highlight your relevant qualifications;
show your enthusiasm for the role;
mention important details that didn't come up during the interview.
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