Step 3 Your Thank You Letter
Having a professionally written cover letter will vastly improve your chances of having your potential employer read your resume. And having a professionally written resume will increase your chances of getting an interview.
After all, that’s the purpose of a resume … to get an interview so you can impress the employer or hiring manager with your skills and experience and convince them that you are the only person for this job!
Because there’s so much competition for positions these days, you may not be invited to take up the job at your first interview, but there is one step you can take to ensure you stand out from other interviewees.
Of course, your interview technique is important, and if you’ve got your copy and read through the Guide to Successful Interviews, you’ll have prepared yourself to wow them in their seats! So what else can you do to help your chances of getting that vitally important second interview?
Step 3 in the 3-Step formula for landing your dream job is to do what your mother taught you when you were growing up and to send a thank you letter. And because only around 25% of applicants bother to do this, you can see how your thoughtfulness will make a great impression. If the employer is tossing up between you and another applicant, your thank you letter can help tip the scales in your direction.
It’s a common courtesy that will bring great benefits to you because it shows that you’re really interested in the position, and it gives you another chance to keep your name in front of the employer!
This is the final step in the 3-step formula to landing your dream job, so don’t risk it. If you’re on the short list and dash off a thank you letter that’s poorly written and filled with typos, misspellings and grammatical errors, it’s going to undo all the great work you’ve already done. No matter what position you’re applying for, writing skills are important, and employers don’t want to have to teach their new employees how to write.
That’s why you must have your thank you letter professionally written to complete your job application process. Then you can sleep soundly knowing you’ve done everything possible to get the job of your dreams.