Letter of inquiry
A Letter of Inquiry can help you uncover the hidden job market. Sometimes these cover letters are called marketing letters.
A letter of inquiry should be followed up with a phone call as this will increase your chance of getting your "foot in the door". Hopefully such a phone call can lead to a meeting or interview.
Good Letters of inquiry
- Inform the reader why you are writing within the first sentence.
- Read the how to write a cover letter guide, most of the tips are the same for letters of inquiry.
- Have a look at job application cover letter article, it offers a lot of insightful tips on writing job related correspondence.
- Highlight creative ideas to generate interest.
In all cases make sure you follow the Guide on writing Job related Correspondence which gives a lot of specific tips on writing different types of Cover Letters.