Jump to content

What's the best way to write this in my covering letter?


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 belinda1976

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.


#2 Mrs Manager

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:27 PM

Great idea! That is how I got my current job original.gif

I would say

Dear 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.





#3 Guest_Nyz31_*

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. original.gif
Good luck! original.gif

#4 Shorty78

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.

#5 belinda1976

Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:03 PM

QUOTE
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  sad.gif

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.

WDYT?

#6 2bundles

Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:10 PM

QUOTE
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.

#7 belinda1976

Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:11 PM

QUOTE
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.

#8 It's Me

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.

Good luck!

#9 Indi

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

 

How to tell if your child has a speech or language problem

 Left untreated, children who start school with speech and language difficulties face an increased risk of reading and writing difficulties, more bullying, poorer peer relationships and less enjoyment of school. So, what should parents expect of children at different ages?

Finding your tribe as a new mum

How was my renegade mother's group different from my first? They were my kind of people. My tribe.

Following your child's emotional roadmap

Psychologist Angharad Candlin will guide parents through their child's emotional development during her seminar at the Essential Baby and Toddler Show in Sydney this weekend.

Delivery room surprises: when gender predictions are wrong

Out of all the questions asked of mums-to-be, “Do you know what you're having?” would be right up there in popularity. Sometimes,

The fertility battle we don't talk about

“You’re nowhere near menopausal,” my doctor cheerily informed me, and my heart sank. I don’t want to live with worry about pregnancy anymore.

'My morning sickness was so bad I'm not having any more kids'

“All the horrible stuff was totally worth it to have my son. But there is absolutely no way I could go through it all again.”

The 'no children' wedding invite

It was the wedding of one of my oldest and dearest friends, and she had invited me to be her bridesmaid. It was quite an honour. But there was one problem.

Baby Dylan recovering well after spending five days alone

 For up to five days he lay alone after his mother died of a suspected drug overdose, but eight-month-old Dylan Micallef has made an incredible recovery.

Win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher

Fill out this quick survey and tell us in 25 words or less your best pregnancy or parenting tip - you'll go in the draw to win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher.

The mystery of William Tyrell, little boy lost

The question remains: How does a little boy simply vanish without a trace?

Woman fights off robber, then gives birth

A thief in the US got more than he bargained for when he try to rob a woman who was nine months pregnant because he figured she would be an easy target.

Video: Two-year-old tells mum off for laughing at her

This little girl is not happy that her mum started laughing during her performance - so she tells her exactly how she feels about it.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

Does this baby say 'I love you'?

She's only 10 weeks old, but this baby is already dividing people around the world.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

My Wellbeing

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.