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In addition to
expressing gratitude for the hiring manager's time and interest, close
your letter by outlining your next steps. Be proactive by stating when
you will contact him or her to follow up. And don't forget to include a
phone number or e-mail address where you can be reached in case the firm
wants to get in touch with you first.
Be sure to follow up with the employer via phone or email in 2-3 weeks if you have not heard from them. In your follow-up email, reiterate your interest in the position, ask about the status of your application and ask if they need any further information from you.