Many job seekers are applying via email. But what is the follow up protocol? Should you email or call? If you apply via email, it’s best that you inquire the status of your resume via email as well. Here is an example of a follow up email :
Dear Human Resources (Or address the human resources manager by name, if available):
I wanted to follow up on the resume I submitted on Thursday, Sept. 7 for the Administrative Position. I realize you may have received many inquires and applicants for the News Production Assistant Position. I am still very interested in the position and would love the opportunity to be interviewed.
For the past year, I’ve been working as an executive assistant for a publishing company where I handled numerous projects, managed scheduling, organized company wide events and established media partnerships. I feel that my skills, experience and work ethic are a perfect fit for the position. I always strive for excellence in my work and have an innovative spirit.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
The letter will reiterate your high interest in the position, gives a date as to when you applied for the job and a brief summary of your skills and experience. What are some tips you have for follow up emails? What have you seen that initiates a response? Let us know in the comments below!