Sample Letter From a Student/New Job Seeker
Diane Fenton, a recent college graduate, is applying for a job as a marketing assistant. She is not applying for an announced job opening, but is instead sending an unsolicited resume.
22-B Liam Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
December 14, 2007
Director of Marketing
5 Preston Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Dear Ms. Quinlan:
I am currently seeking an entry-level opportunity in a successful marketing department and have learned about SoCal Corporation through my research. Since I completed my Bachelor of Science degree, I have spent several months developing skills that I believe could benefit your marketing department. I possess solid communication skills in person, in writing, and on the telephone. I am proficient with Macintosh, PC, and spreadsheet applications, and I can effectively manage all aspects of daily business operations, including inventory management and account maintenance. Above all, I possess a strong work ethic and enthusiasm to learn.
Last month I took an intensive seminar entitled “Marketing for Success!” This investment conclusively confirmed my desire to pursue marketing as a career. I know that, if you give me the chance, I could quickly prove my worth as a member of your staff.
I look forward to your response. Please contact me at (213) 555-5555 or by e-mail at
Diane E. Fenton