An inquiry letter is similar to a cover letter but inquiry letters are sent unsolicited to potential employers. Send inquiry letters to companies who have not advertised job openings. In your letter, demonstrate to the potential employer why you are a qualified applicant.
Informational interviews, phone conversations, job descriptions and advertisements provide information about what employers are seeking in candidates.
Four years Administrative Assistant experience with responsibility for numerous detailed reports
Assisted Customer Relations Manager for two years
Regularly served purchasing agents at Fortune 500 companies
Hands-on experience with Lotus 1-2-3 and WordPerfect on IBM-PC
In addition, an inquiry letter should include:
A specific contact name at the company
A personal introduction and explanation for the letter
A cordial request for a follow-up meeting or phone call
A thank you to the reader for his or her time
Your signature — blue ink proves the letter is original
An attached resume
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