Letter of Inquiry | Thank You Letter | Acceptance Letter |
Letter of Decline
Letter of Inquiry
A letter of inquiry is similar in content to the cover letter but is written to inquire about job possibilities rather than respond to a specific job opening.
Sample Letter of Inquiry (.pdf file)
Thank You Letter or Letter of Appreciation
One of the most effective ways to stand out from other job candidates is to thank those people who have helped you with your job search, especially those employers with whom you have interviewed. Thoughtful people make lasting impressions.
A thank you letter should be written within two days of your job interview and should highlight your discussion with the interviewer and restate your qualifications and interest in the position. Letters should be short and concise. Use a similar format to thank people for informational interviews, telephone conversations and advice, or support regarding your job search. A thank you note is also appropriate if you turn down a job offer, withdraw your name from consideration, or are rejected by a particular employer. Thank you letters let you be remembered in a positive manner and may help employers remember you for future openings.
Post-Interview Thank You Letter (.pdf file)
After Informational Interview Thank You Letter (.pdf file)
Responding to Rejection Thank You Letter (.pdf file)
Withdrawing from Consideration Thank You Letter (.pdf file)
Acceptance Letter/Letter of Decline
As soon as you make a decision about a job offer, a letter should be written to the organization restating the terms of employment and your starting date. If additional information was requested of you, include it in your acceptance letter.
Accepting a Job Offer Letter (.pdf file)
If you choose not to accept a job offer, you should write a positive letter thanking the organization for their interest and state your reasons for declining the offer.
Withdrawing from Consideration Letter (.pdf file)