Sample Follow up Application Letter

Posted in Application Letters

Waiting to hear from a company after you have submitted your job application letter and resume can seem like torture. Knowing exactly when to send a follow up application letter is tricky since organizations differ in their candidate selection processes. Some organizations take a lot of time sorting through the stacks of resumes while others utilize computer technology to preselect candidates based on the keywords and phrases contained in the resume. Generally, it is best to wait two weeks before sending a follow up inquiry.

Format and Content

The content of the follow up letter should differ from your original application letter. Although it may contain some of the same information, it should not be a word for word duplicate. The follow up application letter format is concise and to the point. The letter should be long enough to reiterate how you can benefit the company and why you believe you are the best candidate for the position. Maintaina positive, professional tone that reaffirms your interest in the position without sounding critical about the company’s lack of response to your job application.


In this follow up application letter sample the applicant provides information on how her information was originally submitted, including the date of submission and the job reference number. He provides reasons why he is interested in working for the company, followed by restating his expertise as it applies to position.

June 25, 2013
Mr. Keith Galligan
89 Buckingham Avenue
Davenport, Iowa 32323


Ms. Alexis White
Human Resources Director
ERP Communications
1254 Beltline Road
Davenport, Iowa 32323

Dear Ms. White,

I am writing to express my continued interest and enthusiasm for the Marketing Specialist position, job reference number MP236, at ERP Communications. I would like to inquire about the status of the application and resume I submitted on May25, 2013 through your company’s online career portal. It was my understanding your organization would be filling the position by June 30, 2013.

I am aware that ERP Communications has anexcellent reputation in the public relations industry. I believe I am a good fit for the Marketing Specialist position. The job requires 3 years of marketing and public relations experience; I have 5 years of marketing and public relations experience with a multinational organization. You prefer a candidate who speaks English and Spanish; I am fluent in both languages. Additionally, I possess the public speaking and written communication skills specified in the job posting.

I value commitment, dedication, and a focus on high quality deliverables. I enjoy travel, so the 50% travel requirement of the position suits me perfectly. I also appreciate the diversity of ERP Communication’s client list. I have experience working on small business and multimillion dollar corporate accounts. I will be glad to forward you references from past employers and customers, as well as samples of marketing collateral that highlights my creative abilities.

I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you in person. I am very positive about my ability to help the organization achieve its short- and long-term goals. I am attaching a copy of my resume to this letter for your reference. You may reach me during the day on my cell phone at 952-562-3625 or by email at [email] I will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to send you any additional information needed. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Mr. Keith Galligan

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