Chapter 5: Following up on Job Applications

Rachel Dolechek

The steps you take after the interview continue to make an impression on the employer. In this chapter, we will discuss the process of following up on job applications. Writing a thank you message to follow up on an interview is another chance to promote yourself to the employer. Yet, you may also find yourself in a position to write a letter of acceptance, a letter declining an offer, or perhaps an email to inquire about the hiring decision. This chapter will introduce each scenario and guide you through negotiating your job offer.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what is required after an interview
  • Recognize common job search messages and explain when to use each message
  • Prepare for job offer negotiation by understanding perks and benefits

This chapter includes original content and content adapted from one open educational resource:

Be the Boss of Your Career: A Complete Guide for Students & Grads by Lindsay Bortot and Employment Support Centre, Algonquin College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Adaptations included editing tone, images, removing content to align the chapter with BCOM210 course learning objectives, revising examples for an FHSU student population, and adding some original exercises to align with course objectives.


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