Job Search Letters

In your job search process, you may be required to write various job search letters in addition to providing your resume. All the letters you write will give organizations an impression of you and, quite often, a letter is the first contact between you and a prospective employer. Therefore, it is important to plan the content, use an appropriate format, and proofread carefully.

There are several types of letters which you may use in a job search. In the examples ahead, you will find job search letters that can be used when first contacting an employer regarding a position, such as cover letters, inquiry letters, and networking letters. For follow-up letters, please refer to the Business Correspondence section of this guide.

Here are some things to remember as you write a job search letter: