Example Spec Letter

10 Green Road
RG36 1ZZ

31 July 2001

Personnel Officer
PM Smith & Co
Crossways House
Rother Green

Dear Sir/Madam

I am writing to ask if you have any jobs now or in the future for a young person who is keen to pursue a career in retail.

As you can see from my CV, I have gained some sales experience from my Saturday job at Mayfair Fashions. I enjoy my work there, and having recently completed my GNVQ intermediate in Retail at Reading College, I am now looking to build on the knowledge I have gained.

I am very interested in fashion and believe I use this enthusiasm to good effect when dealing with customers. I have excellent communication skills and can relate well to staff and customers. I have initiative, common sense and am totally reliable.

I hope you will consider my application and let me know if you consider that I might be suitable for any positions which you have. If there are none available at the moment, I would be grateful if you would keep my details on file. Please contact me if you need any more information. I would be available for interview at any time.

Yours faithfully

Caroline Smith