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Standard Business Letter Format for Job-Seekers — Example #2:
Kendra Davenport 556 Foliage Way Keene, NH 03431 603/555-0203 January 22, 2012 Douglas Provost Safeguard Insurance 112 Broadway Manchester, NH 03103 Dear Mr. Provost, Dr. Gene Bartholomew of Keene State College suggested I contact you regarding a position in the Insurance Trainee Program of Safeguard Insurance Company. During my college career, I gained considerable practical experience in sales and marketing that would enable me to make a significant contribution as a trainee with Safeguard. I also participated in a number of university-sponsored marketing research projects. I am a December 2011 graduate whose academic record and roster of extracurricular activities attest to my worth ethic, leadership abilities, and interpersonal skills. I'm a hard worker, and I want to work hard at making money for Safeguard. As Dr. Bartholomew can attest, my education and practical experience, coupled with my maturity and marketing skills, will be an asset to your firm. I am enthusiastic about a career in insurance and willing to relocate for your training program. Because I am convinced of the value that I can bring to your firm, I will follow up this letter with a phone call to see if we might arrange an interview. You may also reach me during business hours at 603/555-0203. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Kendra Davenport
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