You should send a professionally prepared thank you
letter to each person who interviews you. Much more than just a way of saying
"thank you," the letter also serves as an opportunity to "RE-SELL yourself" to
the organization and keeps your name active in the employer's mind. You can
discuss various points of the interview, highlight special skills or overcome a
shortcoming if you use this opportunity wisely.
Remember professional courtesy is always appreciated -- and
always remembered. If you met with someone prior to the interview, send them a
thank you letter also; perhaps someone in Human Resources at the company,
someone at your state or county Employment Department or at the recruitment firm
that sent you out.
Remember the old adage "The squeaky wheel gets the
oil?" The follow-up letter is the best "squeak" you'll ever produce!
A follow-up letter should be sent on a regular basis to
every interviewer with whom you have met to ensure best results. Consider this
scenario: the employer is preparing to make his or her hiring decision. You're
one of four applicants in the running for the position and the hiring agent is
having a tough time making a decision. That morning, your professionally
prepared follow-up letter arrives, reminding the employer about your interest in
the position. Guess who gets a call?
One other point: you should also send a follow-up letter
whenever the person or company responds to your employment inquiry with a return
letter, even if it is a rejection letter. This keeps communication open and your
For unique situations, it is sometimes best to send a
potential employer a letter that combines both the concepts of a resume and a
cover letter in one. This is especially true when a more formal resume would not
be advantageous to send, or when one's background is difficult to present in a
Sometimes a client wants to work for a company on a
consulting basis only, not as a full time employee. The client may be retiring,
but still want to work on a project by project or per diem basis. The consulting
letter is designed to address the needs of organizations who could benefit from
a consultant in their field, and the client is marketed by skill sets and
accomplishments that demonstrate his/her ability to deliver results.
In today's ever changing employment environment, you need
to leave your current position in a professional manner. Because employees
change companies more frequently than ever before, the idea of the world being
the size of a dime has never been more true. Therefore, it is vital that you not
burn any bridges behind you as you depart from your current employer. It is not
an opportunity to express any anger or resentment for your soon-to-be former
employer, instead it is a time to seal a positive relationship with supervisors
who you may work for in a later position, or need to call upon for networking
opportunities. A resignation letter demonstrates your professionalism and
secures positive feedback for future references.
It is essential that you have your new company's offer in
writing, outlining all the terms which were mutually agreed upon. This includes
but is not limited to salary/compensation, bonuses, vacations, benefits, perks,
Contact us today to have the suitable letter(s) for your needs
professionally prepared. You'll be amazed at the diffence a well
written letter showcasing your skills and strengths will make in
your job search.