Advice please (employment related)

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  1. jamesfuller

    jamesfuller Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I am looking for a job and I am currently working on my cv etc.

    I shall be visiting some of the more local employers in person but some of them are quite a long way and would like to send a cv with a covering letter.

    Now the thing is most of them will not be in response to a job advertisement but rather just finding out if they may have a vacancy in the near future! I would be grateful if any employers past or present on here could give any advice on this letter, what would make you keep reading the letter rather than just a pass over and chuck it!

    It may sound a bit silly but I don't want to waste my time and miss opportunities over what I did or didn't put into a letter. I have little experience in this side of things as I usually just get found for particular jobs and often end up going back to the same companies. This time I want to change totally, if it means starting at the bottom and working my way up then so be it, will get it out of the way before I get any older!

    Any advice gratefully received.:thumb:
     
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    marty359 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Not sure what line of work your in but can you send pics of your work?

    I sent my CV off to quite a few company's recently.Half of them I sent with pictures of my recent installations (im a sparky) and the other half a CV and covering letter. I had a much better response using the pictures.

    Good luck whatever you do.
     
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    jamesfuller Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Not thought of that, but very good idea!

    Unfortunately I used to be quite limited regarding confidentiality and having a camera. But I'm sure I could sort something out!
     
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    What do you do James ?
    No - I don't mean post your CV on here !!
    There might just be a person reading this thread who needs a guy with your knowledge and experience
     
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    jamesfuller Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Well I worked in motor sport but I want a total change to be honest.

    Like I say, I have not really applied for a job before but I plan to approach a few companies and see if they can offer anything. I don't mind starting at the bottom and working my way up. I just want to get this stage out of the way before I get much older and is no longer an option.

    Sounds weird but I have always fancied working with leather etc. specialist craftsmen type of thing so may pursue this side rather than something more normal.
     
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    Try to obtain the email of the Managing Director of the company you would like to work at.
    Educate yourself about the company and in the email indicate your reasons and passion for wanting to be employed by the organization, hence your initiative of contacting the MD directly.
    Attach your CV and letter of introduction to the email.
    You'd be surprised how an unconventional approach may get you an interview !
     
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