How Many People Actually Follow Up? _ You would be surprised how few people take the time to think about sending in a follow up letter asking for the job interview. Anyone who has experience in sales will tell you that the key to success is to follow up with your prospects. And the job search is no different. When it comes to job interviews, the most successful people take the time to focus on their cover letter format as well as send in the follow up letter. Doing this one simple step will mathematically double your interview chances!
One of formats one can be employed in drafting the letter is what is referred to as basic cover letter format. The basic cover letter format, as the name suggests is a 'no_frills' cover letter format, that incorporates only the absolutely necessary details, and which is a very basic introduction to the attached resume or CV. It is referred to as being the 'basic cover letter format' when compared to the other more detailed cover letter formats, which are sometimes so detailed as to be quite comprehensive 'essays' on the job_seeker and his or her life. Such essay_like cover letters are in fact (sometimes) so detailed as to do away with the need for the curriculum vitae or resume to be attached. A typical basic format cover letters will normally start with the job_seekers address, the potential employee's address, a 'reference line' giving reference to the job one is searching, and typically just about a single paragraph of text, introducing the jobseeker to the potential employer, making a case as to why they are suitable for the job, and making the employer aware of the attached documents (CVs, academic and professional credentials) out of which the potential employer is supposed to make decisions as to whether to invite the jobseeker to for an interview or 'whether to put the whole thing into the 'trash bin. 'While brevity is an essential quality in a cover letters, it is important, when creating a cover letters using the basic cover letters format to ensure that you don't sacrifice essential bits of information for it (brevity), and to write the letter with the desired end for it in mind, that desired end use for it being to get the potential employer to look at one's curriculum vitae or resume favorably, and invite them for an interview.