(Closed) Letter of Interest?

posted 8 years ago in Career
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Letters of interest are generally short, informative business letters stating the reasons you are interested in the job, how you found out about the position, and what qualifications you have.  Usually, the letter shouldn’t be more than a page or two total.  I do a lot of recruitments, and something that helps me in a letter of interest is when the candidate talks about his/her unique personality/qualifications/goals/etc… that set him/her apart from the rest of the applicants.  Sometimes we get hundreds of letters to read through for one position, and it really helps to have some kind of reference point to remember specific candidates by.

A letter of interest will be formatted like a normal business letter (e.g. your address, business’ address, subject, date, salutation, introductory paragraph, explanation paragraph(s), conclusion paragraph, thank you statement, and closing).  The introductory paragraph is where you’ll state the position you’re interested in and how you found out about the job.  The explanation paragraph(s) is/are where you talk about your specific experience, education, and skills that make you qualified.  The conclusion paragraph should briefly restate your reasons for wanting the job and your qualifications.  It should also include a sentence like, “I hope we can speak in person soon, so I can answer any questions you might have and prove I am the best candidate for this position.”

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