One letter is seldom right for everyone on your list of "friends," so you may want to send tailored letters to various subgroups: one for consultants, another for close personal friends, for family, for former vendors, and so on. The more you personalize your campaign, the better it will work. Doug's letters are variations on Dale Kreeger's friendship theme.
DOUGLAS P. ARNOLD, JR.
295 Treetop Lane N.W. | Ft. Collins, CO 80521
H: 303-578-2929 | C: 303-809-7225 | firstname.lastname@example.org
January 7, 20––
Ms. Roberta Martin
University of Denver, MBA Program
University at Evans Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80210
Dear Ms. Martin:
You may remember me in connection with SunTek Industries, last spring. At that time, I was the Controller of Robertson Manufacturing. I am writing to you as I am presently seeking a new position and realize you may be able to help.
I have enclosed two copies of my current resume, and would appreciate it very much if you could make me aware of any interesting situations that come to your attention. Please note that my skills are not restricted to financial accounting. Related administrative positions, such as computer systems management are also of interest, expecially as my MBA degree emphasis is MIS [Management Information Systems].
In addition, I am also looking for temporary and/or part-time work.
I was impressed with you as an instructor, and since you awarded me an "A" in your course, I presume you might not be uncomfortable recommending me as a first-class accounting professional.
Thank you for your attention. I am aware that you must be very busy, and I appreciate your consideration.
Douglas P. Arnold, Jr.