To:                   [IDENTIFY GROUP, ex. Sales Staff]

From:               [YOUR NAME]

Date:                [DATE, ex. July 5, 1998]

Subject:            [POSITION, ex. Sales Manager] position opening

As you are aware, the [POSITION, ex. Sales Manager] position at our firm has become available.  Although we will be soliciting outside to fill this position, we do indeed prefer to promote internally.  Consequently, I will be pleased to accept any applications made in writing from anyone interested.  Please forward all applications to [NAME, ex. John Smith].

The [STATE POSITION, ex. Sales Manager] position involves the following duties:


o Management of sales staff of 45

o Development and implementation of marketing plans

o Development of sales budgets

o Reporting to Vice President, etc.]

Accordingly, I will be looking for the following skills and prerequisites:


o Master of Business Administration

o Five years experience in the computer industry

o Strong interpersonal skills

o Ability to work in teams

o Proven leadership

o Well-developed English skills etc.]

You will be pleased to hear of the following benefits this position offers:


o Company expense account

o Health insurance

o Company pension plan

o Stock options

o Potential for promotion, etc.] {OPTIONAL: List expected salary or salary range}

I am certain that many members of our [IDENTIFY GROUP, ex. Sales Staff] are highly qualified for this position and I encourage you to forward an application if you are interested.

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