This letter sells you to a prospective employer by emphasizing your experience in a certain area.
1234, Main Street
Boston, MA 02123
04 April, 2005
<Recipient Address Goes Here>
Take all the college courses you want, accumulate all the degrees your wall can hold, and they're still not a substitute for experience. That's one thing I've learned in my <years> in <your field>. Of course, I've learned a lot more in that time, and I'd love to put that experience to work as part of the <company name> team.
Whether you're hiring at this moment or not doesn't make a lot of difference. What matters is that you need experienced professionals who know the marketplace and can anticipate the twists and turns that can appear. That's me. I spent <years> working as <position> for <last employer name>, <description>.
I'd like to do the same for <company name>, if you're interested. If you have a position in my area opening up in the near future, or if you'd just like to get together and talk shop, please give me a call at <phone number>. I think you'll find that my experience speaks for itself.
I look forward to hearing from you. Take care.
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