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Inquiry letters

Inquiry letter sample

An inquiry email letter is similar to a cover letter. The big difference is you send it uninvited (or as a cold contact) to an employer.

Send an inquiry email letter to ask about working for an employer who has not advertised a job opening. In the email, two great ways to demonstrate that you would be a good fit for their organization are 1) to match your qualifications to their needs, and 2) show your interest in, and knowledge of the employer.

To learn about an employer and their needs for someone with your skills, review their website, use position descriptions they may post, search for social media sites they maintain, and look for detailed information in business publications. Find more ideas on Research employers

This format can be effective to show how well you fit:

Your Needs
My Qualifications

Detail-oriented, experienced Administrative Assistant

Four years Administrative Assistant experience with responsibility for a variety of detailed reports

Assist Customer Relations Manager

Assisted Customer Relations Manager for two years

Corporate experience with major clients a must

Regularly served purchasing agents at Fortune 500 companies

Microsoft Office suite experience required

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

View a sample inquiry letter for layout and format suggestions.

Source: Creative Job Search, a publication of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.