Sample Letter of Interest Asking About Opportunities

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During the course of your job search, you may want to inquire about a job at a company you would like to work for, but that does not have an appropriate job posting at the time. In this case, you will want to send a letter of interest, expressing your desire to meet with a hiring manager about what opportunities might be available to you.

In your letter of interest, you should include the type of job you are seeking, and how your skills and experience make you an excellent candidate.

You should also include the reasons you feel you would be a great fit for the company, and any pertinent references or recommendations you may have. It is helpful if you know, or can find, the name of a specific individual in the hiring department, or a manager in the department that interests you, to give your letter the best chance at being seen.           

Sample Letter of Interest 

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email


Job Title
City, State Zip

Dear Mr./Ms. LastName,

The American Company has been recognized as one of the best places to work in the country for IT professionals. You have deliberately set out to create this culture, and it shows! It is my understanding that you have been deluged with resumes since Computerland released their list of the best companies at which to work.

Mine is one more, but I do have some experience that is hard to come by, and sets me apart from my peers.

My IT experience gives me a unique ability to apply technology, in all its forms, to business processes. Some of the my business process knowledge includes accounting, finance, facilities, inventory control, budgeting, vendor management and various operational processes.

I have experience with merger/acquisition events, high growth challenges, technology replacement projects, and IT process improvement.

I have delivered large technology projects on schedule/on budget and in alignment with the business strategy. Companies I have worked for include ICM, HEP, IBX and SED.

I would appreciate an opportunity to talk with you or someone in your organization to see where my skill set would be of the greatest benefit to your company.


Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

Suggested Reading: How to Write a Letter of Interest

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Please Note: This sample is provided for guidance only. The provided information, including samples and examples, is not guaranteed for accuracy or legality. Letters and other correspondence should be edited to fit your personal situation.

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