An expression of interest letter will let an employer know that you would like to be hired for a certain job. Since this may be your first impression, it is important to write a descriptive and well planned letter of interest. This letter will determine if the employer would like to go forward and schedule an interview with you. Writing an expression of interest letter can be an easy task that lands you the job.
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Use quality paper to write the expression of interest letter if you are personally delivering it to an employer. Card stock or similar paper will work best. If you are faxing your letter of interest, just use plain computer paper.
Create your letter of interest using a document processor on your computer. The font should be traditional, like Times New Roman or Arial, and be 12 or 14 points for headings (or contact information) and 10 or 12 points for the body of the letter. If you use a 12-point font for the body, use the larger 14-point font for the headings for an organised letter.
Type your full name on the first line and your contact information below it. The contact information should include your address, phone number and e-mail address if you have one.
Skip a space, then write the date using Day Month, Year format. Skip another space and type in the name and contact information of the person you are addressing the letter to. Use Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr. or whatever may be appropriate. Use the contact's full name, then in the lines below, then type job position, the name of the company and its address.
Press enter to skip a space and start your letter. Use "Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms./Dr. Last Name:" to be professional. Skip another space to type your body paragraphs.
Write your introduction. The first paragraph should state why you are writing the letter. Include why you are applying for the position and where you heard about the job.
Continue to the second paragraph by skipping a space. The second and following paragraphs should give your qualifications for the job you are interested in. It will help to list any skills and achievements that would benefit the company.
Skip another space and write your last paragraph. It should state that you are interested in an interview and thank the recipient for the time he took to read your letter. You may also want to reiterate the best way to contact you.
Close your letter with "Sincerely" and skip a few spaces. Type your full name. After you save and print your expression of interest letter, sign your name in between "sincerely" and your name.
Tips and warnings
- Left alignment is best for your letter of interest.
- Do not use coloured paper or coloured ink. Use white or off-white paper and black ink only.
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