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How To Use Follow-Up Cover Letters . . .To Land Your Dream Job

© Written By Jimmy Sweeney President of CareerJimmy and Author of the new, Amazing Cover Letter Creator

Two simple words––'thank you'––could make the difference between landing your dream job and the nightmare of being overlooked. Everyone wants to be acknowledged and appreciated but too few jobseekers keep this in mind after they leave the employer's office. Include these words in a post-interview cover letter and you'll get the employer's attention.

Simple, sincere statements such as: "I appreciated meeting you today," "Thank you very much for the interview," "I'm grateful for the chance to speak with you this afternoon," will bring a smile to any employer's face, especially after a long day of talking with a string of job-hunters.

Decide today that you will follow up your interviews with a follow up thank-you note mailed directly to the person who interviewed you. A follow-up note also says something important about you. It shows that you care about people, not just about the job, and that you will make an excellent team member who is willing to extend yourself to others.

And don't forget to follow-up with a second cover letter sent to companies that did NOT contact you for the interview. This overlooked strategy gives you a second chance to get noticed, taking just minutes of your time to double the odds of getting your foot in the door. A powerful strategy.

TWO benefits you won't want to miss!

Can you phone or e-mail instead? Of course. The choice is yours as long as you express your appreciation. Also keep in mind that there is nothing quite like a personal hand-written note. Such a step sets you apart from other jobseekers and will make a good impression that lasts.

Here’s a sample of a short post-interview cover letter that makes the point:

Dear Hiring Manager:

Thank you so much for our time together yesterday. I enjoyed talking about our mutual interest in golf and our passion for real estate. It was a pleasure to meet you, talk over the office management job you want to fill for the brokerage, and to have an opportunity to share why I believe I am an ideal candidate for that position. Your friendly manner put me at ease. I'd love to join your team. I'm definitely ready to take on this job. If you'd like to meet again, please call and I'll be there at your convenience. Thank you again.

Sincerely yours,

Joanne Jobseeker

In summary, remember to follow up all contacts with a second cover letter. And harness the power of the post-interview cover letter that says those two magic words… THANK YOU! Send this letter after an interview ASAP and you'll be on the way to landing that dream job.

- Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the brand new, "Amazing Cover Letter Creator." Jimmy is also the author of several career related books and writes a monthly article titled, "Job Search Secrets."

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