June 23, 2018

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How to Shoot Straight to the Top of the Must Hire List

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

How to shoot straight to the top of the must hire list using a powerful, ‘post-interview’ cover letter!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again...

If there were a Job Seekers’ Ten Commandments the words, “Thou Shall Always Follow Up” would be at the top of the list!

When you make the wise job search decision to follow up every contact, lead and job listing a second time, you give yourself TWO chances to make a first impression.

Whoever said, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” obviously didn’t use any type of follow-up strategy!

What exactly is a post-interview cover letter?

It’s a written, follow-up communication sent directly to the person who conducted the job interview with you. It simply says thank you, I’m available, interested and following up to let you know these facts.

You can use email, snail mail even voice mail to follow-up every job interview. As a rule of thumb, follow-up using the same medium you used to land the job interview.

Here’s a shortened example of a post-interview cover letter:

Dear Mr. Interviewer;

I feel our interview went especially well and I wanted to send this quick note to say thank you for the opportunity. After meeting with you in person and having a clearer picture of what it would mean to be {insert job position title here}, I am more interested than ever. I am confident I have the skills and knowledge you are looking for. I am available immediately and once again thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely yours,

Wise Job Follower-Upper

P.S. I look forward to hearing those two magic words soon!

How’s that for a follow up?

Everyone loves to hear a simple thank you and to feel appreciated. Mr. Interviewer is no different; he is a human being with hopes, dreams and fears just like you. If Mr. Interviewer happens to take a liking to you, he will go to bat for you as well. By sending a post-interview cover letter immediately following any job interview you are one step closer to making solid contact with the person holding the power to utter those two magic words…

“You’re hired!”

So whenever you complete a successful job interview with a company you’d like to work for, send a post-interview cover letter ASAP and you’ll give yourself the best chance at shooting straight to the top of the must hire list.

Next week: Top 10 Cover Letter Secrets – Secret #2
“Little known ‘OTHER’ cover letters to help you land any job!”

© Written By Jimmy Sweeney

President of CareerJimmy and Author of the new, Amazing Cover Letters

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the new, "Amazing Cover Letter Creator." Jimmy is also the author of several career related books and writes a monthly article titled, "Job Search Secrets." Visit our friends at Amazing Cover Letters for your ‘instant’ cover letter today. “In just 3½ minutes you will have an amazing cover lette r guaranteed to cut through YOUR competition like a hot knife through butter!”

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