Resume Follow-Up Letter: Checking Your Resume Status Worksheet

Category: Job Search Writing – Job-Related Letters

Practice with this Resume Follow-Up Letter Worksheet to make sure your job writing skills are up to par. Ten exercises walk you through creating a letter, so you know how to prepare your own when applying for jobs.

Resume Follow-Up Letter: Checking Your Resume Status

Instructions

For each of the first two exercises, select whether the statement is true or false, and explain why you made the choice. For the remainder of the exercises, follow the individual instructions in each.

  • True or False: You should list all your accomplishments in a resume follow-up letter. Explain why you made the selection.

  • True or False: If you have received a certification or degree since submitting your resume, you should not mention it in a resume follow-up letter. Explain why you made the selection.

  • Assume you submitted your resume and have not heard back from the company. It has been four days since you emailed your resume and cover letter into the company. Should you write a resume follow-up letter? Why or why not?

  • Assume you have waited between 1-2 weeks to send a resume follow-up letter. Using the information below, show how the open part of your letter would look through the salutation.

  • Company Name: New Job
    Address: 2673 Opportunity Drive, Chances, IL 43338
    Hiring manager: John Smith


  • Make a brief list of the points you would cover in a resume follow-up letter. Assume your best qualifications are relevant to the job.

  • Using the list you created in #5, make a brief outline of the information you wish to include in your resume follow-up letter in the order in which you want it to appear.

  • Using the outline from #5, write the first paragraph of your resume follow-up letter.

  • Using the outline from #5, write the second paragraph of your resume follow-up letter.

  • Using the outline from #5, write the third paragraph of your resume follow-up letter.

  • Write the closing of your resume follow-up letter.