You needn't reinvent the wheel nor overwhelm the recruiter or hiring manager with another entire set of application materials when all you want to do is send a followup resume after you've completed an employment application. How can the answer be improved? If you've sent your resume and cover letter (or any other form of a job application) to an employer and havent heard back, consider sending a followup email. If done courteously, this can be a great way to reinforce why you are qualified for the job, and can even get your application a closer look.
If you are writing a paper letter to follow up with the hiring manager, follow standard business letter format. Start with the hiring managers name, title, and company address. Be sure to include the date, and then begin your letter with a professional salutation and the hiring managers name. After submitting your resume, send a quick followup email directly to the hiring manager that reemphasizes your strong points and your enthusiasm for the job opportunity.
This will help you stand out from the crowd and demonstrate resourcefulness and enthusiasm. Dont call or follow up before the posting has even closed, he said. If there is a posting deadline, Powell said, wait a week after the deadline to follow up to give the company a chance to sort through resumes and schedule interviews. If you follow up before this date or a day after the deadline, you come off looking impatient, he said.