A letter of inquiry expresses interest in working for a particular employer and inquires as to whether a particular type of position might be available. The elements of a letter of inquiry is quite similar to a cover letter and typically:

  • Informs the reader why you are writing (within the first sentence)
  • States your interest in the company and why
  • Briefly explains your experience, education, and skills
  • Refers to an attached resume and points out special qualifications and skills
  • Requests a meeting or interview to discuss further
  • Thanks the reader for his/her time