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Follow-Up & Thank You Letters Part 1

This resource was written by Allen Brizee.
Last edited by Allen Brizee on July 31, 2009 .

Summary:
This resource explains what your follow-up and thank you letters should look like and explains what your letters should accomplish.

What should my follow-up or thank you letter look like?

Your follow-up letter or thank you letter should be short. Your letter should have 1-inch margins all the way around the page. Your letter text font should match your résumé’s text font. Lastly, your letter should also follow a business letter format. You have three options:

Block format – the text of the entire letter is left justified (against the left margin)

Click here to see an example of block format on the Purdue OWL.

Modified block – the body text of the letter is left justified, but the date and closing are tabbed to the center point

Click here to see an example of modified block format on the Purdue OWL.

Semi-Block – the body text of the letter is left justified except for the first sentence of the paragraphs. The date and closing are tabbed to the center point

Click here to see an example of semi-block format on the Purdue OWL.

Your follow-up letter should do the following:


Your thank you letter should do the following:

Click here to download the PDF file containing sample résumés and employment letters.

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