123 Any Street • City, ST 12345 • (555) 555-5555 • email@example.com
June 1, 200–
Director of Marketing
456 Any Street
City, ST 12345
FAX (555) 555-5557
Dear Mr. Cummings:
It was a pleasure talking to you during our flight to Chicago last April. I hope you enjoyed your trip! As you may recall, I was then a senior at Simmons College studying marketing and sales. You were kind enough to give me your business card with instructions to contact you once I was “liberated from the demands of academia.” Finally, that day has arrived.
Although I am a recent graduate, I have held several internships at major Boston consumer-product manufacturing and marketing corporations, as well as advertising and public relations agencies. As a result, I am now realistic about my desire to locate a position that will require market research, analysis, promotions, event-planning, and sales-support talents. Enclosed is a copy of my resume for your reference and referral.
Are there Chicago-based individuals you would encourage me to contact? Can I use your name in my correspondence with these persons? Do you particularly know anyone at Leo Burnett or Quaker Oats? Would it be too assertive if I requested consideration for a position with Any Corporation?
Ideally, when I return to Chicago for an interview, I can thank you in person and update you regarding the status of my job search. Soon after I accept an offer and relocate to your amazing city, I would like to buy you dinner and show my appreciation for your assistance. I'll call soon to discuss your thoughts regarding this request. Thank you.