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Proactive Target Letters

Proactive Target Letters

What is a target letter?

Target letters are a unique and proactive type of job search correspondence. This type of letter describes your interest in a company that you have identified as a potential employer. The operative word here is proactive. It requires doing some homework that you will incorporate into your letter to highlight why you have taken a special interest in that company. Target letters also require follow-up.

How can target letters help me?

Target Letters:

  • Introduce you to companies that are not advertising openings

  • Open doors to hidden opportunities

  • Must be directed to an individual with hiring authority - i.e. Ms. Ashley Hannah, Director of Marketing

  • Require your research to be current and complete; visit the company's website, call the company's main number listed to insure that you have the correct address, spelling of the name, etc.

  • Require follow-up with a phone call

     

    Target Letter Template

    Target Letter Example1

    Target Letter Example2