Application to Posted Job without Referral
[DATE, ex. Wednesday, June 11, 1998]
[NAME, COMPANY AND ADDRESS, ex.
1234 First Street
Anycity, Anystate 85245]
Dear [NAME, ex. John Smith],
I am writing regarding my interest in your [STATE POSITION, ex. sales manager] position. I have been following your firm for the past [DURATION, ex. four years]. [MAKE STATEMENT WHICH INDICATES YOU HAVE TAKEN THE EFFORT TO LEARN ABOUT THE FIRM, ex. I am convinced that the proliferation of automated compressor manufacturing facilities in the eastern United States, in conjunction with your new compressor technology, has the potential to place XYZ Inc. in forefront of its industry.] In addition to satisfying the qualifications of the position, allow me to highlight some other points which I am confident will interest you.
[RELATE HOW THE HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR RESUME CAN BENEFIT THE FIRM, ex. Having had seven years of experience in sales and marketing of manufacturing supplies, I am confident my network of contacts in the field will be of great value to your firm. During my previous work experience, I have had close relations with several major manufacturers, which could be potential customers of your products. Accordingly, I am certain that I can increase your customer base.]
I have taken the liberty of including my resume with this letter; I am confident that you will find my strengths, abilities and experience of use to your firm. Allow me to call you sometime next week to determine a convenient time to talk.
I look forward to speaking with you.
[YOUR NAME, ex. Jill Jones]