Correspondence for the Job Search
Seven basic letters you will probably use during your job search:
The purpose of this is to prospect for possible vacancies in your occupational field.
The purpose of this letter is to get your enclosed resume read to generate an interview.
This letter is designed to generate informational interviews-not job interviews-which allow you to meet individuals who can give you specific information about your intended career.
- Thank You
This is one of the most important, yet least used, tools in a job search. It is used to establish goodwill, to express appreciation, and/or to strengthen your candidacy.
Use this letter to accept a job offer, to confirm the terms of your employment, and to positively reinforce the employer's decision to hire you.
Once you accept a position, you have an ethical obligation to inform other employers with whom you have applied of your decision and to withdraw your employment application from consideration.
Employers aren't the only ones to send rejection letters. Candidates may have to decline employment offers that do not fit their career objectives and interests.