Module 30 - Follow-Up Letters and Calls and Job Offers
30.2 What should you do in a follow-up letter? (LO 30-1)
Remind the reader of what he or she liked about you, counter any negative impressions,
30.3 What should you do if the first offer you get isn’t from your first-choice employer?
Follow several strategies:
If your first offer is not from your first choice, express your pleasure at being offered the
job, but do not accept it immediately.
Ask for two weeks to consider the offer.
30.4 Why should you phone rather than write or e-mail your first-choice employer after
you’ve received another job offer? (LO 30-2)
Phoning can be more immediate and personal than either writing or e-mailing, showing the
potential employer that the applicant wants to give the first-choice employer an opportunity to
30.5 Why is it important to get a job offer in writing before you accept it orally? (LO 30-1 to
30.6 How could you counter a negative impression that came up during an interview? (LO
30-1 to LO 30-3)
Students’ answers will vary, but some common strategies include emphasizing the positive,
30.7 Is it ethical for a quiet, reserved person to try to seem more enthusiastic? (LO 30-3)
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