Write a Letter In a Job Search

Sample Letter #1

While currently searching for a challenging opportunity working as a (Name of Position), I have been researching for information about the strongest (Name of Industry) companies in the region. Your organization is by far the most fascinating and attractive group.

I am writing today, therefore, to express my excitement about the purpose and practice of (Name of Company) and my sincere interest to learn of employment opportunities for which I might apply. As the enclosed resume demonstrates, my experiences and abilities make me highly compatible with the culture and direction of your company, and so I would greatly appreciate being notified about any suitable opportunities.

If you have any questions, of if you would like to discuss further the talents I could offer, I would warmly welcome the opportunity to speak with you in person or over the phone. Please feel free to contact me at any time.

Sample Letter #2

I am interested in a position as a technical writer and editor for Doe Electronics. I hope my enclosed resume will be of interest to you.

I graduated from Doe University in 2005 with a major in English and a minor in Electrical Engineering, an admittedly unlikely combination. Still, it has served me well. I have been able to bridge the communications gap between technicians and the general public, not only in writing readable manuals, but also in writing successful advertising copy. I hope to hear from you after you have had a chance to review my resume.

Sample Letter #3

Although you may have a fully staffed sales force at Doe Pharmaceuticals, I believe that my background will interest you. After completing an undergraduate degree in chemistry at Springfield University, I worked in the lab at Springfield Hospital, having frequent contact with staff physicians. Later I worked for Johnson Pharmaceuticals in Research and Development, which gave me a solid background in drug interaction and chemical composition.

In addition, my position as President of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce has allowed me to use my leadership and sales abilities. Please take a careful look at my resume. I know I could be an asset to your company. Call me at 555-5555, if you would like to know more.

Sample Letter #4

I am interested in being considered for a position in sales and marketing management. Your recent partnership with Doe Corporation brings unlimited opportunities for the new millennium. I would like to help you capitalize on those opportunities by effectively leading a sales force to increase your revenues. As a seasoned sales professional with an extensive understanding of the communications and PC markets and a track record of success, I offer you the following:

- Ten years in telecommunications; four years in wireless

- Excellent sales and marketing skills

- Superior oral and written skills

- Refined interpersonal skills

- Public speaking and effective motivational skills for large audiences

- Sales management experience both in the field and at the corporate level

- Technical skills, including PC hardware and software, Internet, and e-mail

- Enthusiasm, loyalty, integrity, motivation, and good judgment

My future is filled with optimism and a sincere desire to prosper. I propose to share my wealth of knowledge and experience as your next sales manager as Doe prepares for explosive growth. I can relocate almost immediately.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I will contact you shortly to discuss this opportunity in greater depth.

Sample Letter #5

I am a senior electrical engineering student at Springfield University and will be graduating there in May. I am writing you now to inquire about possible summer employment opportunities at Doe Electronics.

I have successfully completed various courses in computer programming and computer applications. This training has provided me with the qualifications necessary to produce electronic controls for all cutting edge automotive applications. I am familiar with Motorola HC11 controllers as well as their application in embedded systems. In a few short weeks, my training will be completed and I will be ready to implement my skills and training in a challenging position in electrical engineering. I feel I could make a valuable contribution to the automotive applications department at Doe Electronics.

I understand that you will be representing Doe Electronics with a booth at Springfield University's career fair on March 19th. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you at that time to discuss my qualifications and answer any questions you might have. If you would like to contact me before then, please call me at (555) 555-5555.

I have enclosed my resume for your review.

Sample Letter #6

I am writing to inquire about employment opportunities with your company. I have been looking into several job opportunities in this field and am impressed with what your company has to offer. I possess a full range of capabilities that I could bring to your organization. My education and prior work experience have adequately prepared me for the demands of several positions in the administrative assistant field. I am a dedicated professional who is eager to take on new challenges and responsibilities, and I am confident that I have the qualifications necessary to make a valuable contribution to your organization.

I would appreciate it if you would contact me regarding any job openings you currently have or will have in the near future. I would be more than happy to submit a resume and/or meet with you in person. Please feel free to reach me either by phone (555-5555) or by e-mail (Jane@Doe.com). Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sample Letter #7

Having recently graduated from my studies, during which I acquired strong theoretical and practical abilities as a (Name of Position), I am currently seeking a challenging position in a local (Name of Industry) company where I could use my energy and talents to contribute to the company's quality and growth. Since (Name of Company) is highest on my list of exciting local endeavors, I am writing today to inquire about possible employment opportunities.

To demonstrate my unique skills and potentials, I have enclosed my resume for your review. If possible, I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to speak with you in person to express my sincere interest and to further detail the valuable skills and qualities I could offer to your company.

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sample Letter #8

My purpose in writing is to apply for the marketing position that Doe Medical Supply posted on its web site. John Doe, in your sales department, also encouraged me to apply.

Your list of desired qualifications includes a background in foreign language to work with Doe's international clientele. I speak fluent Spanish and German, two of your prime markets. In addition, working at City Pharmaceutical over the last three years has given me valuable experience in the medical supply industry. I am ready to further develop my marketing skills at Doe Medical Supply.

I look forward to an opportunity to discuss this marketing position. I will contact your office next week to set up a convenient time for an interview. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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