Here is a sample letter of request:
Your Return Address
Mr./Ms. J. Smith XYZ Company 123 Sesame Street Your Town, Your State Zip Code/Postal Code
Dear Mr./Ms. Smith:
Re: Request for an Interview
My name is [your name here] and I am writing to request an interview to discuss available positions in the [name of department] with your company. [If you were referred to the company by someone you know, be sure to include this information here. "James Ray, who is an employee in your Sales Department, suggested that I contact you."]
I am a graduate of [name of educational institution you attended] and I have [x] years of experience in the field of [name of industry or field of study]. I am currently looking for new employment opportunities and I would like to have the opportunity to discuss how my skills and abilities can be of benefit to your company.
I will contact you by phone next week to set up a convenient time when I can discuss my qualifications. I will bring my resume with me at that time. If you have questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact me by phone at [area code and number here]. I can also be reached by e-mail at [your e-mail address here].
Thank you for taking the time to consider my request, and I will be in touch with you soon.
[Your Name Here]