23 Roanoke Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
October 23, 2006
Mr. James G. Webb
Delon Hampton & Associates
800 K Street, N.W., Suite 720
Washington, DC 20001-8000
Dear Mr. Webb:
I will be graduating from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture in May 2007, and am researching employment opportunities in the Washington area. I obtained your name from VT CareerLink, Career Services’ Alumni database. I very much appreciate your volunteering to help students with job search information, and I hope that your schedule will permit you to provide me with some advice. I am particularly interested in historic preservation and understand that your firm does work in this area. I am also interested in learning how the architects in your firm began their careers. My resume is enclosed simply to give you some information about my background and project work.
I will call you in two weeks to arrange a time to speak to you by telephone or perhaps visit your office if that would be convenient. I will be in the Washington area during the week of November 21. I very much appreciate your time and consideration of my request, and I look forward to talking with you.
I have a very strong interest in pursuing a teaching career. With experience working at both the elementary and high school levels, as well as in activities outside of the traditional classroom, I have a diverse background with much to offer.
My first classroom teaching experience was as a volunteer elementary school religion teacher at a local church where I worked for three years during high-school. In addition, I worked for several summers at a Sunny Beaches Arts Camp teaching theater, where I staged a play each season.
I have student teaching experience on the first and third grade level, in both suburban and urban school districts. I particularly enjoyed working with "at-risk" children and careful preparation of lessons allowed me to break down sometimes complicated concepts to simple examples that my young students could grasp.
Last year, while studying in Milan, I taught English to high school students. Managing the difference of abilities among my students proved a difficult, but satisfying, challenge I tailored activities to maintain the interest of high-level students without intimidating less skilled English speakers.
My resume is enclosed. I will forward an official copy of my transcript along with references under separate cover. I will contact you next week to discuss employment opportunities. I look forward to speaking with you.
Thank you for your consideration.
329 San Opp Ave.
San Francisco, CA 80808
October 1, 2003
1 Madison Avenue
NY, NY 10005
I would like to express my interest in Joyhut Advertising and the available Account Executive position described on your agency's web site.
After four years at Stanford University, where I majored in English and wrote for the school paper, I leapt into the competitive world of advertising at Olf and Oleman Worldwide in San Francisco. For the past year I have served a valuable apprenticeship in the advertising industry, working as an assistant account executive on the Harbinger Sporting Goods account.
During my time on the Harbinger account, the company's advertising spending has increased by two million dollars, and I have progressed from having very little client contact to interfacing with the client-side on a regular basis.
Since my introduction to the world of advertising, it has been my goal to work on Madison Avenue. I would very much like to discuss the open position. Thank you for your time spent reading this letter and the enclosed resume. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Recruiting Manager, Rollins Consulting Firm
2100 18th Street NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036
Dear Ms. Richardson:
With understanding of the role quality of hire plays for organizations today, and previous recruiting, staffing and human resources experience, I submit my resume for consideration for the position of experienced recruiter. In addition to my resume, I provide below a brief overview of my ability to match your specific needs based on the position competencies.
* Manage recruitment process from consultant through senior manager levels In my previous role in corporate human resources, I garnered significant experience in all aspects of the recruiting life cycle, from definition of applicant to alumni management (creating ties with alumni to ensure brand in the marketplace and enable re-employment strategies). In addition to recruiting and development responsibilities, I worked closely with a team to manage the firm internship program from inception to offer.
* Assist in closing candidates In addition to my recruiting experience, my closing capabilities are well-developed from my experience in client contract negotiation. In my current role, I have negotiated contracts from $15,000 to $105,000 with over 300 different clients and an average closing rate of 89%.
* Plan and participate in events I organized and managed a number of large, successful events at my current consulting firm, ranging from a global Partner Offsite retreat to Senior Consultant School.
In my previous work with Brown Elementary School, I organized the annual Northern Virginia Book Fair, raising $10,000 for their scholarship fund (an increase of 150% over the previous year).
My professional services firm experience and my educational background encapsulates a number of the position competencies. I have a history of strong staff management, working closely with my current team on individual development plans, and understand my role to assist and promote staff member success. I actively seek upward and peer feedback and recognize its importance in organization success.
Most importantly, I am eager to stay in the professional services firm environment. I would welcome the privilege of speaking with you further and look forward to hearing from you.
Warren R. Anderson
MBA ( INTERNSHIP)
February 1, 2003
Kimberly Sharpe, Recruiting Manager
666 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
Dear Ms. Sharpe,
I am a first year MBA student at State Business School. I was extremely impressed with Hexagonal Consulting's approach to management consulting after attending the presentation given by your firm earlier this quarter. I also learned more about your firm by talking with William Field and several other summer interns. My discussions with them confirmed my interest in Hexagonal Consulting, and I am now writing to request an invitation to interview for a summer associate consulting position.
After graduating from Northern College with a degree in accounting, I worked as an associate in the Finance department of AutoCo, a well-known automotive manufacturer. I gained solid analytical and problem solving skills there. I was responsible for identifying and resolving financial reporting issues, as well as generating innovative methods to improve our processes. I also fine-tuned my communication and consensus building skills, as I often needed to present and market my work to middle and upper management. Finally, during my last year of employment, I took on a team leadership role, managing the daily work of five junior members of our team and taking an active role in our training for new hires.
I am excited by the strong potential fit I see with Hexagonal Consulting. I feel that the analytical, leadership and teamwork abilities gained through my employment and academic experience have provided me with the tools and skills necessary to perform well in a consulting career, and will allow me to make a significant contribution at your firm. I am particularly intrigued by the shareholder value focus of Hexagonal Consulting's methodology, since it fits well with my experience in finance.
I have enclosed my resume for your review. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you when you recruit at SBS for summer internships later this month, and I would greatly appreciate being included on your invitational list.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.
314 Broadway, Apt. 15
New York, NY 10007