Example Letter #1
Thank you for explaining your need for an experienced editor on your staff. As I indicated on the phone, I am very interested in the position. I have gained very valuable experience editing a campus paper, and have further sharpened my skills during these past two years as Chief Editor for the Doe Magazine. It would be a pleasure to serve on your editing staff. If the opportunity is still available, would appreciate a chance to discuss it with you in an interview. I can be reached at home at 555-5555 or at work at 555-5555. I hope to hear from you soon.
Example Letter #2
I appreciated your willingness to speak with me on the phone yesterday. Since learning of your need for a customer service representative, I have been eager to apply for the position. I have enclosed a copy of my resume, complete with references. As you will see, I have the training and experience that you require for the support team. I would like to continue our telephone conversation in person, and can be reached for an interview, if you wish, at 555-5555. You may call at your convenience since my phone is equipped with voice mail. I hope to hear from you soon.
Example Letter #3
I appreciated your telephone call yesterday informing me of a new opening in your marketing division. As my resume indicates, I have had extensive experience during the past eight years as the Director of Marketing for Doe Corporation, where I gained my ability to successfully market your products throughout Northern Europe. I speak the primary languages of concern, and have established many valuable contacts there. I would be pleased to have an interview with you. I may be reached by phone at 555-5555. It would be an honor to associate with your firm.
Example Letter #4
As you may recall, I phoned you last week about the assistant manager position Doe has available. Enclosed is a copy of my resume which indicates my prior managerial experience. Currently, I manage the schedules and shifts of fifteen employees, so I am well-suited for the type of work Doe is advertising. May we schedule a time when we can discuss my qualifications further? Please call me at 555-5555 to arrange a date. Thank you for considering me for the position.
Example Letter #5
I was very pleased with our telephone conversation regarding the technical editor position you have open. Thank you for agreeing to read my resume, which I have enclosed. I am confident you will find my qualifications exceptional and my requirements modest. Furthermore, as our interview will reveal, I will make a very personable and flexible addition to the office. I shall call you before the weekend to arrange an interview if you indicate this is convenient. I very much admire your operation and am hopeful we can find a way to work together.
Write Your Letter Step-by-Step
Remind the recipient of the telephone contact, expressing gratitude as appropriate.
State why you are suitable for the position.
Request an interview or meeting.
Close, if desired, with an additional positive statement.