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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 this letter within a day or two of the telephone contact, with the primary goal of obtaining an interview or face-to-face meeting.
1 Remind the recipient of the telephone contact, expressing gratitude as appropriate.
2 State why you are suitable for the position.
3 Request an interview or meeting.
4 Close, if desired, with an additional positive statement.