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Appendix 2.

Chris Montoyas Job Application Letter

(For use with Chapters 11, 13, and 15.)

214 East 14th Street Naperville, IL 60563 June 10, 2011 La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries 2830 Patriot Blvd Glenview, IL 60025 To Whom It May Concern: An advertisement in the June 4, 2011 edition of the Chicago Tribune newspaper has informed me that La-Z-Boy is hiring entry-level managers for their Glenview location. I believe my academic background and work experience have adequately prepared me to assume one of these positions. In the Management program at Northern Illinois University, I received basic instruction on various topics introducing me to the many facets associated with successful management. Managerial responsibilities were discussed and significant consideration was given to the important dimension of manager-subordinate communication. I desire to use this knowledge to establish and/or maintain a productive and satisfying working environment within your organization. In the Navy, I was the supervisor for the ships electrical discrepancy repair team for about six people. I also performed supply functions for the electrical division and was fully responsible for the acquisition of parts and equipment as well as the generating and maintaining of all applicable financial reports. In addition, I worked part time all the way through college. These jobs have allowed me the opportunity to work and communicate with a wide variety of people from all over the country, a benefit which could prove to be very useful to a manager. I would appreciate the opportunity to talk to you about how my training and experiences have prepared me for a management position at La-Z-Boy. Please feel free to call me at (630)555-1289 or write me to let me know a convenient time for you to talk to me. Sincerely,
Chris Montoya

Chris Montoya

For use with Revising Professional Writing, 3rd ed. 2011 by Parlay Enterprises.

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