Reconsider Offering Interview

Career Letter

Dear …

RE: Reconsider an Interview - Director Position

While my background is primarily in the __(type of)__ industry, I strongly believe that I offer quality skills which are easily transferable to the __(type of)__ industry. I certainly understand your company policy dictates that interviews are not generally offered to candidates whose past experience has not been within the__(type of)__ industry, but I’m certain that if I were able to present myself to you, my case would be quite compelling.

This is why I am writing to you today. I appeal to you, asking you to kindly reconsider meeting with me to allow me an opportunity to present all the many reasons why I would do an exceptional job for you as Director of __________. Please consider what I can offer to your company as highlighted below:

  1. __(Briefly describe an important achievement/skill in your career that you can easily be transferred to this new industry)__.
  2. __(Briefly describe another important achievement/skill in your career that you can easily be transferred to this new industry)__.
  3. __(Briefly describe another important achievement/skill in your career that you can easily be transferred to this new industry)__.

My past successes are due in large to the ability I have in __(briefly describe why – e.g. accurately evaluating existing systems and determining the most appropriate mix of new and old practices)__. In addition, as an effective leader and motivator, I possess strong problem-solving skills, excellent organizational skills and the ability to effectively communicate with people. These skills, I believe, are easily transferable to your industry.

Realizing that it is not always easy to evaluate a person from a summary statement, or even a resume, I would greatly appreciate the chance to meet with you __(in person/face-to-face/etc.)__ to present my case. Thank you for taking the time to reconsider offering an interview to me. I remain hopeful and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,