Investigating possible opportunities in a company becomes easy if you know how to write a letter of interest.
If you are unsure if a particular organization has a vacancy, you can inquire by writing a letter of interest.
Letters of this sort are not usually written in response to an advertisement unless a prospective employer mentions explicitly in an ad that one needs to be submitted as part of the application process. In such a case, one can interchangeably use the terms cover letter and letter of interest.
Before you write a letter of interest, do your homework properly.
Find out all that you can about the organization where you want to work so that you can provide a reasonable purpose for your interest.
Make sure that you know the name of the person who has the highest chance of receiving your cover letter for review and address the letter to him or her directly. A letter of interest should never be headed “to whom it may concern” – dear sir or dear madam may not be considered polite enough, so finding out the name of the person and addressing them directly is very important.
In a letter of interest, it is important to say what prompted your inquiry.
You may have been quite impressed with the company’s mission statement or merely wish to “work with the best.”
Here is a sample letter of interest for a CNC machinist position that might pique hiring manager’s nterest.
CNC Machinist Letter of Interest Sample
652 New Street
New York, NY 01020
March 17, 2018
Ms. Emma Thomson
Manager Human Resources
Triumph Group Inc.
22 45th Street
New York, NY 02736
Dear Ms. Thompson:
I have been following the success of Triumph Group Inc. in the Manufacturers’ Bliss magazine for over three years now and have constantly been intrigued by how the company manages to come out on top every year. This interest led me to research the company’s background, and I came across your mission – which is right on target with what I can offer.
As a certified CNC machinist boasting 11 years of experience, I believe that I will fit in quite well into your organization. By virtue of the following, I would like to explore options for working at Triumph Group Inc.:
• Documented success in planning CNC machining projects through the effective study of work orders, blueprints and engineering plans
• Strong know-how of maintaining machine specifications and altering them to meet the varying needs of a fabrication cycle
• Demonstrated expertise in minimizing equipment malfunctions and need for troubleshooting by ensuring that appropriate maintenance tasks are performed promptly
I look forward to working with a dynamic quality-centered organization such as Triumph Group Inc. If there is a present opening (or when one opens), I would like to meet with you and discuss this further.
Thank you for your time and consideration.