Job Opening Enquiry Letter

You would be shocked to hear of the number of jobs that aren’t advertised in message boards, newspaper or even through job notice posters. This is where a job opening enquiry letter comes in, as it may explore opportunities that you didn’t previously know were open before.

The format will be typed on a personal letter head.


Starting to Write


First, the letter should clarify your purpose behind contacting the reader and how you got their contact information in the first place.


If you’re not enquiring about the possibility of any work and you know of a certain job that’s currently being filled, then don’t be afraid to mention it.


Make sure that all of the applicable qualifications and experience is listed.


Don’t be too needy but ask to speak to whoever is in charge of the hiring process.

Sample Letters

Job Opening Enquiry Letter Sample

Dear Mr. Wright,

I was suggested by a close friend of mine that you’d have an opening in your warehouse that I feel I would be more than applicable for.

I’m currently a production supervisor for Metal Inc, but am looking for something a little closer to home as this current job is a little far away. I’ve developed a lot of management skills as the result of being a production supervisor and have experience managing up to 30 employees at a time on any given shift.

Prior to the current position of production supervisor, I was a night shift manager at a bakery and managed a small team of 10 to 15 employees. All of my previous employers have seen that I catch onto things fast and learn extremely quickly. I excel at not only meeting deadlines but exceeding their expectations and I was hoping that would be something I could do for your company as well.

I rise through the corporate ladder of any company rather quickly due to my skillset and my devotion to work. What I would like to do, is call you on March 5 and set up a time or a place that we could meet to talk about my experience and what I could do for your company.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and I hope that you’ll consider my proposal.


Alex Rogers

Make sure to highlight any qualifications you have that would be relevant to their interests or the job you’re trying to land.
Be forward and ask directly for an interview or to speak to someone who does interviews.