January 1, 2006
58879 Second Ave.
New Castle, CA 91360-0396
Dear Ms. Gordon:
I understand that you are in search of a __________(TITLE) manager in the ____________(DEPARTMENT) Department, and have enclosed my resume for your review. I know that my education and experience have prepared me for the position you have available, even though I have spent the last ______(NUMBER) years as a _____________(TITLE). However, the __________(SKILL) and __________(SKILL) skills I have learned in my current job are directly applicable to this managerial position.
I am a talented, detail-oriented professional who is focused on encouraging peers and subordinates to exceed performance expectations. I can get the job done myself or delegate accordingly. I take pride in handling a wide variety of responsibilities, and I am seeking a challenging position that utilizes my managerial skills.
I am convinced that I can bring value as a ____________(TITLE) manager to _______________(COMPANY), and hope that we may explore this opportunity further at your convenience. I will contact you next week to see about your interest, or you can reach me directly at _____________(PHONE/E-MAIL).