MICHAEL D. BURNS
Two Thousand Oaks Towers | 2000 W. Federal St | Boston, MA 02110
H: 617-765-9898 | C: 617-766-2158 | email@example.com
January 16, 20––
Mr. Richard C. Forest
California Oil & Gas
330 Primrose, Suite 310
Burlingame, California 94010
The years since Stanford Business School have been varied and fulfilling for me, and I hope they have been the same for you. The enclosed excerpt from Fortune magazine and the copy of my resume will give you a snapshot of what I have been doing until recently. In late 20––, I left the investment advisory business to begin marketing myself for re-entry into the corporate world.
Since leaving Amoco, I have found that I greatly enjoy working in smaller, more entrepreneurial businesses and that's what I am looking for now. My job target is a position with a high management content, either in operations or in the financial area. Ideally, it would be with a company that is two to ten years old and has sales of $5-$50 million. Although I am not looking for investment opportunities, I might consider a limited investment in the right situation. Geographic location is not a major consideration.
I have some preference to stay in the oil business, but I am not limiting my search to this area. A favorite alternate industry of mine is hazardous waste, however I am open to any situation that is challenging and will make adequate use of my skills.
Should you become aware of any of your business associates, friends, etc., who might be interested in my abilities, I would appreciate your sending them a copy of my resume or letting me have their names so I can contact them personally.
Richard, any assistance or advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated and I look forward to hearing from you.
Michael D. Burns