During the 18th and 19th centuries, letters of introduction were common ways of introducing one person to another, due to lack of or limited means of communication channels. A letter was written by the introducer to the recipient, detailing a third person’s relationship to the former and other details, depending on the exact reason of the letter. In the 21st century, letters of introduction have not lost their meaning. They are still used, but in a limited capacity now.
A letter of introduction is sent from one person of authority to another, although many times, a job applicant may write one to introduce himself as well. Since the latter situation is more prevalent, let us see what a letter of introduction includes. A letter of introduction is typically a cover letter, which self-introduces the applicant. It includes information of what the applicant knows in terms of job knowledge, and how he can fit into the company hierarchy.
If you are about to write a letter to introduce yourself as a Paraprofessional to a prospective employer, make sure that you find out what they are looking for. Look through the company website for information on this. Relate your letter of introduction to what the company wants specifically. Here is an example to assist you in your writing endeavors:
677 Watson Street
Harrison, NJ 52144
Stacy @ email . com
September 6, 2016
Mr. Donald Greyhound
Delta Community High School
250 William Road
Harrison, NJ 46002
Dear Mr. Greyhound:
I am writing to introduce myself as a possible after school paraprofessional candidate at your school. Upon research, I discovered that Delta Community High School is presently looking for an energetic individual to fill this position – I assure you that I will fit exceptionally well into this bracket. Here is why I believe so:
• First-hand experience in creating an engaging class environment, focused on meeting the individual and diverse needs of each student with differed special needs.
• Highly skilled in leading after school programs aimed at assisting students in meeting their educational, social, developmental and emotional needs.
• Well-versed in performing research work to gather educational materials and provide support in extracurricular activities, targeted at helping lead teachers meet their program goals.
• Proficient in handling students with special needs, including speech issues, mobility problems and emotional limitations.
I will follow up on this letter through a telephone call next week. You may also reach me at (000) 611-1241 during business hours if you require. Thank you for your time and consideration.