A letter of interest, also known as a prospecting letter or inquiry letter, is sent to prospective employers that may be hiring, but haven't listed a specific job opening to apply for.
Your letter should contain information on why the company interests you and why your skills and experience would be an asset to the company. Also provide information on how you will follow up and how the employer can contact you.
Sample Letter of Interest / Prospecting Letter
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
City, State Zip
Dear Mr./Ms. LastName,
I read about Company X's retail management training program in College Graduate Magazine and I would like to inquire about the possibility of openings. I am interested in a career in retail management and am planning to relocate to the New York City area in the near future. I would be interested in learning more about the company and about available opportunities.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Business, as well as retail experience as a Sales Associate and Key Holder. In addition, I completed two internships focusing on retail management.
My resume, which is enclosed, contains additional information on my experience and skills. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss the training program with you and to provide further information on my candidacy. I can be reached anytime via my cell phone, 555-555-5555.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about this exciting opportunity.
Your Signature (hard copy letter)
Your Typed Name
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Please Note: This sample is provided for guidance only. The provided information, including samples and examples, is not guaranteed for accuracy or legality. Letters and other correspondence should be edited to fit your personal situation.