The objective of both a cover letter and a love letter is to communicate similar points:
- You're interested in them and want them to consider you as a candidate
- You have a lot to offer and would be a good match
- They should contact you for a date/interview to learn more
Quick introduction -
- We met at John's party on Friday night and your bright orange top caught my eye. / I saw your posting on Monster.com and have heard great things about your company.
- You seemed like a very interesting and fun person to get to know better. / From what I've read about Acme, you're working with some interesting cutting edge technologies.
- I'm an accomplished road-biker, financially and emotionally stable, loyal, caring, supportive, and have been promoted twice in the last year in a prestigious consulting firm. / I'm exceptionally good at researching complex problems, working in teams, and staying on-task (last year, as Project Manager, my 5 primary projects came in early and under budget).
- Your smile is like a breath of spring, your voice is soft like summer rain./ Your CEO is a thought-leader, your client list is impressive, and your e-commerce strategy is second to none.
- It seems like we share a common interest in athletic activities and would have fun together. / I concentrated in nanotech during undergrad and am a strong proponent in using it in the health sector.
- I will make you laugh every day. / I will make your clients happy through exceptional project management.
- I have always been attracted to independent and dynamic women and I would love for you to accompany me to the next cotillion. / Ever since I was young, I've wanted to use technology to help people; I share Acme's vision and would be motivated to be a member of your team.
Also, since they're a great prospect (naturally, you treat every one as a great prospect), and you're persistent, you should mention that you look forward to hearing from them and will be following up in a week if you haven't heard from them.
This love letter approach just might work... Oh, New Job, New Job, wherefore art thou, New Job?