January 1, 2006
87646 Fifth Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98136
Dear Mr. Coleman:
For the entire time we've been acquainted, I have been in the field of _______________(FIELD). Although I have enjoyed my years of experience and broadening opportunities, I feel it is time for a change. I have always wanted to be involved with _______________(FIELD), and there is no better time than the present to make this change. Naturally this led me to think of you, since you have contributed so much to this field throughout your career.
I believe my enclosed resume demonstrates that I have a reputation as a self-sufficient, innovative problem-solver with a background in teamwork and superior performance. I also believe that I could be just the type of employee that companies in this industry are searching for.
I would appreciate any advice or referrals you might be able to give me and will be in contact with you early next week.