Below are some of the top tips on writing the ideal letter of intent for employmentǍ. Be sure to use a high quality paper that shows you mean businessǎ. Write the letter in a business letter format, showing your professionalismǏ. Be sure to have names, titles, company name and address exactly right. If you make an error on these things, it makes a poor impressionǐ. Start with a proper salutation to show respectǑ. In the body of your letter, be sure to include an introduction of yourself, relevant information such as your skills, education and pertinent job experience. Tell why you are a perfect fit for the job you are applying for. Provide your contact information so the individual does not have to rifle through your attached resume looking for it. Mention your availability and the ideal way to reach youǒ. Use a closing and sign your letterǓ. Be sure to proofread the letter for mistakes. Grammatical errors, spelling errors and other obvious flaws in a letter of intent leave a bad impressionǔ. Keep the letter short and to the point. Those handling resumes will only take the time to read shorter letters.
In most cases, LOIs are not legally binding although many could contain specific provisions that are binding, such as covenants to negotiate in good faith, no_shop or standstill provisions (exclusive rights to negotiate, often coupled with earnest money deposits), and Non_Disclosure Agreements (NDA).