A letter of intent is synonymous to a cover letter in job hunting. Your letter of intent covers topics such as the reasons why you are interested in working for that particular organization, what skills and achievements you have, and why you should be awarded the opportunity.

As an agreement, the letter of intent actually states all the details of how a firm will take action. It is usually drafted by a team of professionals consisting of the legal counsel and people in the management.

As a document, a letter of intent is also something that parents draft in the unfortunate case of their unexpected death. It can state the hopes, dreams and thoughts they have regarding their children. This letter of intent is then studied by the court after which the judge can decide what the future of the children should be.

Part 1: The Basics of a Letter of Intent

Before you write a letter of intent you must know exactly what it is about and how you can write it. You should know what it includes and what it should not include at all. Here are a number of things that should be stated in a letter of intent:

  • The subject that states what the letter is about

  • The name and other contact information of the principle investigators

  • Names of other important people involved in the agreement

  • The institutions that will be playing a part in the agreement

  • The number and the title of the funding chances

Part 2: Guidelines of Writing a Letter of Intent

Make sure that you state the correct name and contact information of the person you are addressing it to. Do not make the letter impersonal by writing things such as “to whom it may concern” or “respected sir/madam” or things like that. Sometimes letters get rerouted or misdirected and that’s because the letter does not state where the letter should go and who should read it.

Write an introduction in the first paragraph to make sure that the person reading the letter knows who you are, include your educational background, the exact years of your achievements and your degrees, the names of institutions you attended and worked with, etc. Mention your strengths and highlight them properly so that people know who you are clearly.

Try to talk about specifics. The worst thing that you can do is write vague details about things that can be easily confused. Make sure to state the purpose of writing the letter and how you came to know the position you are applying for.

What are your credentials? Do not try to be modest and hide your skills and credentials but highlight them in a way that does not seem boastful. Write down your skills, your knowledge, your degrees and your experience.

Always request a response so that they know you are eager to work with them. Do not demonstrate a casual attitude and show them that you want them to contact you. Leave proper contact details and follow up if you do not receive a response after some time.

Part 3: Samples of Letter of Intent

A letter of intent is basically responsible for stating down and clarifying the terms and conditions and other important points of an agreement. This is important in the case if a deal does not see the light of day, so that the people involved in the deal know what the terms of agreement were. This is one of the reasons as to why the letters are actually called discussion sheets as well. If you do not know how to create perfectly formatted letter of intents then do not worry. Take a look at the three samples below to learn how you should write a letter of intent.
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Sample 1: Applying For a Job

Sarah Adam

293 H, Jay ford Avenue,

San Houston, Jordan.

23rd October 2014

To,

Mr. Harvey Vent

Nine Sky Corporation

16th Kay Baker Street, J Block,

Commercial Area, San Houston, Jordan.

Subject: Letter of Intent for Employment

Dear Mr. Vent,

My name is Sarah Adam and I have recently graduated from the North West Berkley College. Through a source I came to know that you have a vacancy in your firm and are looking to hire someone as an HR Manager. I believe I would be a great fit for your firm, as I have the necessary skills that you are looking for. Attached with this email are my CV and my college transcript so you can judge if I am capable enough. Looking forward to your response.

Thanks in advance!

Regards,

Sarah Adam

555-5555-5555

[email protected]

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Sample 2: For Making a Purchase

Sarah Adam

293 H, Jay ford Avenue,

San Houston, Jordan.

October 13rd 2014

To,

Mr. Harvey Vent

16th Kay Baker Street, J Block,

Commercial Area, San Houston, Jordan.

Subject: Letter of Intent for Purchase

Dear Mr. Vent,

This letter of intent has been written to state the terms and conditions regarding the agreement reached between Sarah Adam and Harvey Vent. The letter would remain non-binding until and unless all the terms stated in this letter have been accepted by both parties involved in the matter. For your convenience, the details of the deal are as follows:

The name of the commodity that has been purchased:

The specifications of the commodity that has been purchased:

The information about the packing of the commodity that has been purchased:

The origin of the commodity that has been purchased:

The number of units of the commodity that has been purchased:

The price per unit of the commodity that has been purchased:

The time of delivery of the commodity that has been purchased:

Regards,

Sarah Adam

555-5555-5555

[email protected]

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Sample 3: Applying for Graduate School

Sarah Adam

293 H, Jay ford Avenue,

San Houston, Jordan.

23rd October 2014

To,

Mr. Harvey Vent

Harvard University

16th Kay Baker Street, J Block,

Commercial Area, San Houston, Jordan.

Subject: Letter of Intent for Applying for Graduate School

Respected Sir,

My name is Sarah Adam and I am a student of Physics at Challenger University at present. I am eager to apply for a course offered at your school by the name of Newton and the Modern World. My academic record has been extremely strong and I have also been involved in plenty of extracurricular activities. The course offered at your university will allow me to learn more about my field. The reputation of the faculty members at your institution is excellent and I really hope to gain admission into your college. It would be a dream come true for me. Looking forward to your response.

Thank you.

Regards,

Sarah Adam

555-5555-5555

[email protected]

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  • de deMar.7 13:38
    Excellent Bonny! thank you very much, it was exactly what I need. Cheers!!!
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