Follow-Up Letters

Follow-up e-mail if you have not heard back from the employer:

It is a good idea to send an e-mail to an employer if you have not had a response to your cover letter and resume after 2 to 3 weeks.  Employers receive many letters and resumes. This is a way to show the employer that you are still very interested in their company and that you have good qualifications to offer them.  It will remind them of you, and show your motivation to work for their company.

Dear Ms Powers:

I am writing to follow up on my previous cover letter and resume sent to you on October 5. As mentioned, I am seeking a 10-week co-op job for the summer of 2010, in the areas of digital image manipulation or web production.  I have done some research on Acme Graphics and Design and feel that I would be a perfect fit for your company because of my proven skills using Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver. If your company does not have a co-op program, a ten-week internship or summer job in my field would fulfill my college requirement.  Attached is another copy of my resume for your review.

Thank you very much for considering my qualifications.

Your Name