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Letter for Selling Your Lower Salary Needs

This letter sells you to a prospective employer by emphasizing the fact that you are willing to work for a lower salary than your contemporaries.

1234, Main Street
Boston, MA 02123

04 April, 2005

<Recipient Address Goes Here>


Let's be honest. The job market is tough. Everybody seems to be looking for ways to make more money for doing less work. Well, let me pleasantly surprise you by offering you the opposite: someone willing to do more work for less money.

I have <years> of experience as <your position>, and I could certainly command a high salary in today's market. But that would make me no different from everyone else seeking the same type of work that I am seeking. So I've chosen to set myself apart by offering to take a lower salary and prove myself worth more.

I am not sure if <company name> is hiring currently. But whether you are or not, I would think you would want to at least get a resume from someone willing to do more for less. If you're intrigued, please give me a call at <phone number> and let's talk about how I can help <company name>.

I look forward to hearing from you. Take care.


Jim Karter

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