Start Difficult Emails Off Right with These Templates

Author

Tori Reid

November 25, 2014

Putting together the perfect cover letter or following up on a job interview can be pretty tough. Forbes has 27 pre-written email scripts to start you off on the right track. All you have to do is personalize it and fill in the details.

Tailoring your message to your audience is always important, but there’s nothing wrong with having an easy starting point. Email templates really help when you don’t know where to start, or have never written a certain type of email before. The link below leads you to 27 different scripts that you can use in professional situations, like using your network to find a job, turning down a job offer, and sending in a great cover letter.

For example, here’s a script they offer for following up on a job interview:

Hi [hiring manager name],

I hope all is well. I know how busy you probably are, but I recently applied to the [position title] position, and wanted to check in on your decision timeline. I am excited about the opportunity to join [company name] and help [bring in new clients / develop world-class content / anything else awesome you would be doing] with your team.

Please let me know if it would be helpful for me to provide any additional information as you move on to the next stage in the hiring process.

I look forward to hearing from you,

[Your name]

You’ll have to follow an extra link to get to each batch of scripts, but that annoyance aside, they’re worth checking out and holding onto. Just copy them into your note taking app and save them for easier access later.

27 Pre-Written Templates For Your Toughest Work Emails | Forbes

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