Guest post, courtesy of a McNeill Nakamoto job seeker:
Following up from last week’s blog post, here are three examples extracted from real thank you letters to highlight the effectiveness of a thank you letter to progress your job-hunting process:
Excerpt 1 Reiterates Interest and Qualifications for the Employer
Thank you for taking the time to talk about the opportunity at ABC Company. I appreciate learning about the energy solutions for ABC’s, cable broadband and traffic systems, along with the subsidiary for renewable energies, something that is timely and progressive for the future of our planet.
As the Eloqua Marketing Specialist for XYZ Company for 18 months, I reported to the Marketing Manager of Global Marketing Excellence – generating 1.5 million emails / month with 400,000 contacts in Eloqua and SalesForce. A quick summary of this experience:
- Developed, executed, tracked and reported on Eloqua and SalesForce for marketing campaigns, onboarding, tradeshows, newsletters, webinars, surveys, contests and legal notifications.
- Created Eloqua emails, cleaning HTML code, developed lead nurturing programs, forms and landing pages; scrubbed and uploaded .csv lists, scheduled deployments and generated reports.
- Trained global marketing staff in Asia Pacific and Europe new to Eloqua on building emails, scrubbing and uploading .csv lists, scheduling deployments and generating reports.
Excerpt 2 Follows Up With Overview and Requested Information
Thank you for meeting with me to talk about the marketing processes for branding, 3-part website redesign, collateral and other requirements.
I’m glad you like my portfolio pieces for insurance, for the reinsurance market in Bermuda, asset management and a small business redesign.
I look forward to meeting with Mr. Employer upon his return on July 28, 29 or 30. I will bring a copy of the business assessment questionnaire and previous marketing plan with the budget for a small business.
Excerpt 3 Provides Missing Answer to an Important Question
The senior-level interviewer asked about how to make his company more “sexy” and they provided the reply in the thank you letter, after doing a bit of research on the company website. This resulted in a final interview.
ABC Company is well-positioned to benefit from its Environment Statement for good corporate citizenship to protect our shared environment and to communicate its importance, along with its renewable energy solutions to address our urgent climate change. And that positioning is sexy!
An effective follow up system is extremely important in the hiring process, and a well-done thank you letter can make the difference in you landing a job sooner. So with the above tips in mind, good luck with your next job interview!
About the guest writer:
The job seeker worked with McNak recruiters to land a temporary contract in financial services for a global company, which was extended twice. After the first contract concluded after 18 months, McNak recruiters recommended her to another financial services employer locally; she was successful in the placement of a newly-created and permanent role.