Letters of Interest serve as your first written contact with a manager or institution about an offer. These letters can sometimes be required and will then serve as cover letters that you submit along with a resume. Other times they are unsolicited proposals and sent to organizations that are not hiring or offering an appropriate job posting at the time.
Letters of interest are applicable to other situations as well: when applying for an internship, a promotion, a program of study. Companies write letters of interest to lease commercial space or in response to an invitation.
In any of these situations, this set of free MS Word and PDF downloads will give you enough clues to help you write your own letter of interest.
Letters of interest apply to many areas, both business and personal.
In all these cases, the letter of interest is meant to express a willingness to enter into a contract relationship. If you have no experience drafting such letters, our samples of actual letters will help.
Some of our letters can easily cover several pages. You can download them for free as PDF files in zipped folders, so make sure you have some sort of archive program to open ZIP files.
These samples are meant merely as real-life references. When writing your own letter, check with an organization for any requirements they might have concerning required letters of interest (i.e., college and internship cover letters usually have a stipulated format).
If you are on the receiving end of a letter of interest, check out these Acknowledgement Letter Templates. An acknowledgment letter is what you send back to confirm your receipt of the letter. Whether or not you decide to follow through on it, professional courtesy means you at least recognize the other person’s efforts.