It's rough to be just out of college and looking for a job. This letter acknowleges the difficulties and presents you as someone willing to learn.
1234, Main Street
Boston, MA 02123
04 April, 2005
<Recipient Address Goes Here>
If there's anything more challenging that being a recent college graduate on the job market, I'd like to know what it is. Still, it's quite exhilarating to spend hours searching through employment resources and come across a company like <company name>. You seem to fit my career goals quite well, and I would love to find out more about your hiring plans for the near future.
I recently graduated from <college name> with a <degree> in <major>. My goal is to <goal>. To that end I <additional work>. I know I don't have any true professional experience, but I'm willing to learn and work hard, something you won't find in every graduate these days.
If <company name> has any openings currently that would fit my qualifications, please let me know about them. Or if you would like me to send a resume to keep on file for future openings, I will be happy to oblige.
Thank you for your time and attention.
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