Types of Cover Letters (continued)
Letter of Inquiry or Prospecting Letter
Used when you are contacting an individual or organization to ask about possible openings.
Focus on broader work related or organizational requirements to demonstrate how your qualifications match the work place or organization your are applying to.
Send to employers who are not necessarily looking to hire, but may need your skills.
Make a list of possible companies.
Research! Research! Research!
- use your network
- read newspapers or trade journals
get contact names
Match your skills to the employers' needs.
Write your letter and promise to follow up and explore the possibility of an interview.
- (example 1) ( example 2)