[this is a letter I sent out when looking for a job]
Dear Selection Board,
Thank you for the opportunity to apply for the vacant position of Strategic Communications Director with LCC, the State of Michigan’s leading community college. I have been familiar with the outcomes produced through LCC communications for several years and now look forward to enhancing the broad based scope of services the college offers by becoming your Strategic Communications Director.
Balancing knowledge, drive, and ability is the premier function of a successful director. Whomever you should choose to fill this vacancy, I am certain that you will make the proper selection based on character, accountability, and initiative. I would be pleased to discuss these qualities with you during a one-on-one or group interview.
I am certain that you will receive application packages from many qualified candidates. It is your obligation to the students and alumni to make the best decision based on many factors. I would not have applied myself to becoming the next Strategic Communications Director had I not been certain that I possessed the qualities necessary to succeed individually, as a department, and as a thriving and successful community college. Thank you again for the opportunity and I look forward to hearing from you.
John Girdwood, MSA