DOUGLAS P. ARNOLD, JR.
295 Treetop Lane N.W. | Ft. Collins, CO 80521
C: (303) 578-2929 | H: (303) 459-9245 | firstname.lastname@example.org
January 15, 20––
Mr. Richard R. Nelson
P.O. Box 255
Ft. Collins, Colorado 80522
Dear Mr. Nelson:
I was in the audience last Thursday when you spoke about Just In Time (JIT) and Total Quality Management (TQM). Your talk was inspirational--I took five pages of notes--and I enjoyed meeting you.
Because you are a leader in the Ft. Collins business community, your advice and ideas are of value to me. After 13 productive years here (summary of accomplishments enclosed), I am seeking to make contact with other Ft. Collins business executives who may be in a position to provide me with advice regarding my next career step.
I will call you next Thursday between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m., and I would appreciate hearing your thoughts about where you think someone with my skills and abilities might be needed. Please note, I will not be asking you for a position in your firm. I ask only for five minutes of your valuable time, and the benefit of your experience.
Douglas P. Arnold, Jr.