Date: June 1, 200-
Subject: Publicist Candidate
TO: Pat Cummings, Publicity Director
Francis Williams suggested I write to you in regard to opportunities in advertising, public relations, and promotions. I would appreciate any information, advice, or consideration you could provide as I search for publicist or related positions. The attached resume and writing samples are offered to acquaint you with my background and qualifications.
As you will see upon review of my resume, I possess comprehensive experience supporting the successful direct-mail fundraising effort of a major university. My training and expertise also include publicity and public relations, staff training and supervision, program coordination, budget management, market research, copyediting, and management and administration of related details.
I have excellent writing skills. I also work well under pressure and meet deadlines consistently. Francis was a classmate of mine, and we completed numerous courses together. He and I have maintained a strong relationship since then, so he is quite familiar with my potential to succeed in the role of publicist. Most important, I would like you to assess my potential, ideally offer me an interview, and, if you judge me worthy, offer me the opportunity to achieve at Any Corporation. I will call to confirm your receipt of this e-mail and to discuss next steps. Thank you for your consideration.
123 Any Street
City, ST 12345