- Networking is useful when you search for a job or other opportunities because you make a lot of friends and associations who can help you out. You have to provide enough information about your qualifications and needs to make this strategy work. So, they will know which job suits you whenever any opportunity comes up. This letter should serve this purpose.
- Keep in mind the person's association with you before addressing him/her.
- Mention your need for a job. Explain what kind of job you need by specifying the industry and position.
- Skip the first two steps if you don't know the person. Directly state your qualifications, area of expertise and experience.
- If you know the reader very well, and he/she asked for your resume, send the documents. Don't forget to refer to these enclosed documents. Don't send your documents to anyone you don't know very well.
- Mention any particular job requirements such as industry type, location, salary, health and other packages, etc.
- Request the reader's help. End with an expression of appreciation.
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[State, ZIP Code]
[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
It was great talking to you during last Friday's event and hearing about all your adventures working as a Travel Adviser for the past 20 years. I was greatly inspired by what you had to say and as a result, feel that it is time for me to look for new opportunities to further my career.
It is with this that I would like to request for assistance from you regarding any opinions or suggestions you might have on where I can direct my career search. I know that you have many contacts in our field of work and would be so grateful if you could give me some pointers on who the right people are to approach.
I have included my curriculum vitae for you to review. You can get in touch with me at 333-3333. I really would love to get your thoughts on the matter. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you.
[Senders Title] -Optional-
[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Sample letter to ask help for a finding a job.
Further things to consider when writing cover letters to friends
Cover letters are letters written to explain the contents of other documents. In most cases, cover letters are sent together with resumes to provide additional information on the applicant's' skills and experience. They explain in detail why the applicants are qualified for the job they are applying for. A cover letter creates a critical first impression as it is often the earliest contact you will have with a potential employer. Employees use cover letters to screen applicants for available positions and to determine the ones that they would like to interview.
Cover letters are an essential part of every job application. You, therefore, need to make sure that your cover letter sells your abilities and skills to recruiters. Do not just repeat what is on your resume, rather, explain in details why you feel that you are the best match for the applied job. Do this clearly and concisely, and in such a way that the recipient would want to meet you. Mention the employment position that you are applying for, how you learnt about it and how you are qualified for it. Request the recipient to contact you at the end of the letter.
Letters to Friends
Letters to friends are letters you write to people with whom you have a bond of mutual affection. These letters are like conversations and can be just about anything. They could be thank-you letters to thank your friends, congratulation letters to congratulate them, apology letters to say sorry, condolence letters to comfort the bereaved, etc. You could also write to your friends to share general information such as school and family news, what has been happening in your town, or just tell funny stories. Letters are special and show the other person that you are thinking about him/her. The recipient can keep the letters for years and read them over and over again.
Letters to friends are personal and are usually addressed to specific individuals. Since the recipient is a person with whom you have a close relationship, the salutation is more personal and less formal. Greet the recipient warmly and proceed to stating the reason for your letter. Share some information about yourself. Maintain a polite and friendly tone. End your letter on a note of anticipation to seeing the recipient soon or reading from him/her. You can also add a postscript for something you forgot to say.