Guest Author - Kristy Jackson
Hoping to land a dream job? Nothing hurts worse than getting a rejection letter in the mail! If you still want to pursue employment at a particular company, even after being rejected for a job, try sending a letter like this. Itís a classy way to help a hiring manager remember your name. Not many candidates will send a letter like this, so you will be sure to stand out. Plus, you never know - perhaps the person who was offered the job will quit. Or, perhaps another job will open soon. Plus, remember: recruiters know each other. In my experience as a career counselor, Iíve seen recruiters pass along resumes from great candidates to recruiters at other companies. So, you never know what will happen. Read on to see a sample letter that shows your professionalism, follow-through, and strong desire to work for a particular organization. Scroll down for the sample letter.
555 West 41st Street
Toledo, OH 45678
January 18, 2009
Timberline Sports Marketing Agency
Attn: Mr. Percy Andrews, Marketing Manager
2143 Spruce Hills Blvd.
Toledo, OH 45678
Dear Mr. Andrews:
Thank you so much for notifying me about your hiring decision for the marketing specialist position at your firm. While Iím disappointed that you decided to choose another candidate at this time, I hope that you will consider me should a different position become available in your department in the near future.
I was intrigued with your company before I applied for this position, and after completing the interview process and meeting your team, I feel even more strongly that I would like to begin my marketing career in your company. Since the last time we talked, I started a volunteer ďpost-graduateĒ internship assignment with the Toledo Hornets baseball team, and I am sure that the experience that I gain in the areas of sports marketing and promotions will be valuable to your company in the future.
Please keep my application on file; it is my hope that you will consider me for other positions within your organization should they arise.