What's the best way to write this in my covering letter?
, Mar 14 2012 12:17 PM
8 replies to this topic
Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:17 PM
I want to send my CV to a company that aren't actually advertising any job vacancies at the moment. Just thought I'd send it in case something came up and they can keep it on file. They advertise any vacancies on their website and there are none at the moment suited to me (Admin work or PM data entry).
I'm not too sure about the wording I should use to start off the email. I'm thinking about something along the lines of...Please find attached my resume for your perusal. Although (insert Co name) currently do not have any vacancies on their website I have attached my resume for any future positons that may be suited to my qualifications.
How does that sound? Would love to hear if it could be tweaked a bit better.
Edited by belinda1976, 14 March 2012 - 12:18 PM.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:27 PM
Great idea! That is how I got my current job
I would sayDear Sir/Madam (If you can call the company and get a name that would be better)
I am currently looking for work in the admin/pa area, and feel that I would be well suited to XYZ company.
(If you can say why you think so, then do)I realise you have no positions advertised on your website currently, however if a suitable position becomes available in the near future would you please keep my resume on file for consideration
Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:29 PM
Most of my jobs over the years have come about with me doing the same thing but I never mentioned that there weren't any jobs advertised. I would always phone or visit the company first and ask if there were any positions available (even if you know there aren't) and if not, would it be ok if I submitted my cv for their file for any future vacancies. Try and get a point of contact and state in a covering letter that you spoke to "Jane Smith" regarding submitting your cv.
I learnt very early on that personal contact makes a huge difference in applying for jobs.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:39 PM
Interesting idea! I had no idea that something like this would work.
My husband is in HR and if they receive any random resume, they immediately get binned or deleted. He or his team, just don't have time to sort them.
We are in the mining industry in Qld though so there are a lot of people trying to get into the the industry and they received thousand of randoms (that is the word they get for them) each year.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:03 PM
My husband is in HR and if they receive any random resume, they immediately get binned or deleted. He or his team, just don't have time to sort them
Really??? OMG I hope that's not what happens to my CV
I also feel I should probably mentioned my availability to work. Some people have said not to mention it at all but I feel like I should be upfront and as honest as possible. I have DD1 at school and DD2 that goes to preschool on Thursday & Friday. I can only work between school hours on a Thurs & Friday or at night. This particuarly company has night time data entry positions.
I started to wrtie this:I am a mother of 2 children and I am looking to re-enter the workforce on a permanent part time basis. My eldest daughter is at primary school whilst my youngest daughter is in pre-school on a Thursday and Friday. I’m hoping to secure a position ideally between school hours on these days or at night on any day during the week.
But I feel it's too long.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:10 PM
I started to wrtie this:
I am a mother of 2 children and I am looking to re-enter the workforce on a permanent part time basis. My eldest daughter is at primary school whilst my youngest daughter is in pre-school on a Thursday and Friday. I’m hoping to secure a position ideally between school hours on these days or at night on any day during the week
I wouldn't write that. It makes it sound much too hard to employ you.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:11 PM
I wouldn't write that. It makes it sound much too hard to employ you
Really? What would you suggest I write then? Sorry I'm having such a mental blank with this. It's been over 5 years since I've had to apply for a job.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:07 PM
I wouldn't write anything about your schedule.
I would just write you are seeking employment in an Administration role on a part-time basis.
Then put a brief overview of your experience &/or qualifications (very brief - they will read your resume).
Tell them if they wish to discuss further you are available for an interview at their convenience.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:09 AM
Keep it brief, don't include anything about kids at school, hours you want etc. If I received a letter like this it would end up the same place as the CVs received by the PP's husband.
As an employer I want to know what someone can offer me, not why I should give someone a job to fit around their schedule.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Two-year-old Quincy finished his potty training last week, and as part of his reward he was able to meet his idols.
I will never deny the fact that grief has a place when you give birth to a child who brings a set of circumstances very different to what you imagined. Because for nine months, I thought I knew my Georgie.
There was nothing Erica and Carlos wanted more than a baby.
The actor said there was "no other person" he was thinking about when he chose the name.
More than half of women who live with abusive partners experience violence during pregnancy.
A new mother was told she must flee Port Vila hospital with her baby as Cyclone Pam bore down.
There were a few signs I'm never going back to the land of maternity jeans, breast pumps and bassinets.
Australian actress Marta Dusseldorp has revealed she was forced to withdraw from a Sydney Theatre Company production because a director did not approve of her breast feeding.
Looking for a name that's a little bit different for a girl? Turn to names that have been traditionally used for males, as these celebs (or their parents) did.
Greg Hughes is "an absolute shell of a man" as he and his wife Catherine struggle to come to terms with the loss of their newborn son Riley to whooping cough.
Introverts are often misunderstood as shy, and sometimes even rude. A timid child can be difficult to build rapport with, but it's important we nurture their sensitive natures.
Sheryl Sandberg's advice
Forget foreplay. The new and improved route to intercourse is "choreplay" - it's good for your spouse, good for your house, and comes with the imprimatur of feminist du jour Sheryl Sandberg.
The first time your child learns a new skill at playtime is very exciting - for both you and your baby! Play is important to your child's development for a variety of reasons - here are some simple ideas for you to try at home.
For me, being the best mother I can be means being a mum alone, at least for now. Thinking of my friends with inadequate partners, I wonder why more people don’t choose single motherhood.
Weird poses, surprise photobombs, bizarre editing: these are the wedding photos that should have never seen the light of day.
The mother of a four-week-old Perth baby who died after contracting whooping cough says her family has been left devastated by the loss of her "gorgeous, sweet" son.
To celebrate the April 1 release of Holly's Magic Wand on DVD and Digital, we are giving away five DVD packs featuring the newest installment of Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom Holly's Magic Wand and many more hours of family entertainment! Enter Now!
Little Peyton Williams thought she was getting a baby sister named Charlee. But the two-year-old has had to settle for a doll dressed in pink after her baby "sister" turned out to be a boy.
We all know that having a strong immune system is the best way to stay healthy – but what can we do to help it along?
A Melbourne mum who died after the home birth of her baby pleaded with her husband to call an ambulance because she felt she was going to die, the Victorian Coroners Court has heard.
Q: My two-month-old baby doesn't like me. He's perfectly content with my wife, but when I try to hold him, he gets upset and cries. I've backed off a little, thinking that he just needs a little time to get used to me, but that doesn't seem to be working. I'm starting to think I'm just not a very good dad. Is it too late for me to build a relationship with my baby?
Wouldn’t it be great to get some nice feedback every now and then? After all, everyone likes to hear positive praise, particularly when it comes to parenting.
The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!
If you're looking to revive an older name, or don’t want anything near the top 1000 list, check out these rare monikers for your unique baby.
It’s great to see a generation of dads who are more actively involved with caring, nurturing and loving their kids.
When there’s no question that milk banks are important, why don’t we have more of them in Australia?
Television personality Carrie Bickmore has given birth to her second child.
Sign up to receive 30 amazing tips and ideas for play with baby during the month of April and submit a picture or tip on our social wall for a chance to win an amazing Fisher-Price prize pack.
A Norwegian man is facing jail after putting abortion pills in his ex-girlfriend's smoothie, causing her to have a miscarriage.
Jordy Jackson was born without eyes. He has anophthalmia, which affects one in every 100,000 babies born.
With Easter fast approaching, Cadbury are giving away 5 Cadbury Easter Hampers. Enter Now!
Model Sarah Stage has defended her pregnancy body after critics claimed her slim figure at eight-and-a-half months pregnant wasn't "normal".
To celebrate the April 1 release of Holly's Magic Wand on DVD and Digital, Essential Baby and Entertainment One are giving away five bumper DVD packs featuring the newest installment of Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom Holly's Magic Wand and many more hours of family entertainment! Enter Now!
I love to take pictures of my children. In some of the pictures, my younger son is nursing.
There are things I wish I didn't know. I wish I didn't know that companies make tiny braces, small enough to hold necks no bigger than a wrist.
When a couple discovers they're expecting multiples, the dad can sometimes be almost forgotten in all the excitement and preparation. But one group offers a space just for dads of twins and higher-order multiples.
A brave mum of two has shared details of the harrowing attacks she suffered at the hands of her partner in a bid to help other victims of domestic violence.
Early last year I turned 35, and having just found out I was pregnant, I opted to have the new test for Down syndrome.
If your family is more into Star Wars, gaming and the periodic table than most, you might want to check out these geek-chic baby items.
According to the Chinese zodiac, babies born in the year of the sheep are creative and enjoy spending quiet time with their own thoughts.
Pregnant women will for the first time have access to locally analysed, accurate, non-invasive pre-natal genetic testing when the first Australian clinic to offer the services opens its doors next week.
Not a day under 65 and a lifetime of struggle! That's the look of these newborns, who look adorably older than their real age. Social networking site Reddit recently featured user submissions of adorable grandbabies, here are our favourites.
An entire family was kicked off a Cathay Pacific flight when a misbehaving toddler refused to put his seatbelt on.
A baby stolen from her mother's arms shortly after birth has been found through an astonishing coincidence.
Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.
Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.
A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.
Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.
Sign up now!
Receive a daily email from Essential Baby during April with great play tips and ideas, then submit your baby at play photos to our Playwall, Instagram or Twitter for your chance to win.