Before applying for your dream job, you need to know how to write a letter of interest. That is exactly what you’ll learn by reading this article. So have a read and you’ll be able to write one for yourself.
First impressions are always the best ones: whether it is your personal life or your professional life. In fact, it is very important in business communication to make a good impression. More so, if you’re just an interview away from getting your dream job. So, how do you create a good image of yourself even before getting the call for the interview? By writing a good letter of interest, of course! And an impressive one! If you’re feeling lost in this area, you just need to take a look at the simple steps mentioned in this article. You’ll be ready to write a decent one for your prospective employer.
Basics of Writing a Letter of Interest
The letter of interest is quite simple, actually. It follows the basic principles of any form of business writing or letter writing that you may have already learned in your school days and is quite similar to a cover letter. But, just in case you’ve forgotten, here are some basic instructions regarding the format.
- First, comes your name and address. Make sure you do not make any mistakes in spellings.
- Then comes the name and address of the person/institution you’re writing the letter of interest to.
- Then, the salutation. Dear Mr./Ms. is acceptable.
- After the salutation, you begin with the introductory paragraph. Here, you state your name and how you got to know about the job opening. If newspaper, mention date and if online, mention the website. Personal references also need to be mentioned. Express an ‘interest’ in applying for the job position.
- In the second paragraph, highlight why you think you are suitable for the position that you’ve applied for. State your educational qualifications and any other qualities that you possess, which you think will give you an upper hand.
- In the third paragraph, you must thank the person for taking the time to read your letter of interest and furnish them with your contact details, should they want to get in touch with you. End with a gracious thank you, and the concluding salutation.
|(Name of applicant)
(Address of applicant)
(Name and address of addressee: person or company)
My name is (name of applicant). I understand that your company is hiring for the position of Management Executive. I came across the advertisement that your company placed in (name of newspaper) on (date of advertisement). I would like to express my interest in applying for said position.
I have a Master’s degree in Business Administration from (name of college/university/institution) and as you have requested in the ad, I also have a year of work experience as a management trainee at (name of company where you worked as a trainee). My profile is quite similar to the one mentioned in your ad, and that is what has prompted me to apply for this position, apart from the well-recognized name of your company.
I can give you contact details of my professors at (name of college/university/institution) and my ex-colleagues as references. I’m sure they will be happy to oblige. Enclosed with this letter is my resume. My contact details are mentioned in it, so feel free to call me any time and I can furnish you with any more information that you may need. I appreciate you taking the time out from your busy schedule to read this letter.
Hope this template has helped you understand the intricacies of writing a letter of interest. It is really very simple. Just follow basic tips like keeping the language plain and simple and using good stationery while writing it.