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.
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When Do I Write a Letter of Interest?
Letters of interest apply to many areas, both business and personal.
- In a job-hunt scenario, you may be interested in working for a company that isn’t yet hiring or doesn’t have an available position for which you feel you are qualified. In this case, your letter of interest to the manager offers yourself as an option for when a slot does open up. This is then an Employment Letter Of Intent where you express your willingness to work there while stating your qualifications and why you will be a good fit for the company.
- If you’ve been working in a company for a while and feel qualified for a promotion, Promotion Letter Templates will help you professionally broach the subject.
- Applying for college programs or internships will often require a letter of interest as a cover letter or personal statement. This can be solicited or unsolicited and will be submitted along with a resume.
- The owner of a commercial property will receive letters of interest from companies interested in leasing commercial space in that property.
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.
Letter of Interest for Internship
Letter of Interest for Internal Job Posting
Letter of Interest for Business
Letter of Interest for Lease Program
How to Use Our Samples
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.