This letter is for sending to a friend who also happens to be an employee of a company you would like to work for.
1234, Main Street
Boston, MA 02123
04 April, 2005
<Recipient Address Goes Here>
Finding a job isn't easy, and I have to tap every resource I've got. So since you're a good friend, I thought I might be able to turn to you as one of those resources. I know you're pretty knowledgeable about what's going on there at <company name>, so could you make some discrete inquiries and find out if there are going to be any jobs open for <type of work> in the near future?
If you could find out if <company name> is going to be hiring people with my background, when they'll be hiring and what they are paying, I would really appreciate it. It's a great company, and I would really love to get the chance to work for them, and also to work with you.
Thanks in advance for your help, and if I can ever return the favor, please let me know.
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