Letter: Modified-Block Style, Personal, Formal, Indented Paragraphs

(Condolences and sympathy letters: Loss of job)

[First Name][Middle Initial][Last Name]

Address line

City, State Zip

September 30, 2007

Mr.[First Name][Middle Initial][Last Name](Recipient name and address information)

Address line

City, State Zip

Dear Mr.[Last Name]:

Body introductory paragraph: Vicki and I just heard about your job loss.

Body paragraph: That has to have been a blow; we imagine that knowing that others were affected by the downsizing still doesn't begin to alleviate the stress you're feeling. We only hope that during this time of transition, you concentrate on your strengths — your experience and qualifications, of which there are many.

Body closing paragraph: If I can be of any help as a reference, please feel free to use my name. I'll give you a call soon. I'm hoping we can get together for lunch so that we can brainstorm your options, if you think that will be of any help.

Sincerely,

(Signature)

[First Name][Middle Initial][Last Name]

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