Cover letter for a speculative job application
You need to carry out some research on the job and the company you are applying speculatively to. Timing is everything when it comes to the creative career search.Mr Andrew Price Right Recruitment Boaden House Ledger Way Bristol BW12 14F
14th April 2015
Dear Mr Price,
I am writing to express my interest in working for Right Recruitment as a specialist HR recruitment consultant. I am an HR graduate looking to secure a role in this field and I believe I have many skills that could benefit your organisation.
I am dedicated, hardworking and enthusiastic, with a strong passion for human resources. During my studies, I undertook a range of relevant modules including recruitment and selection and CIPD electives that are considered best practice in shortlisting and interviewing techniques. This would ensure that I could hit the ground running in any role involving such duties.
Additionally, I succeeded in a number of employability modules that developed my communication, presentation and teamwork skills. During the university holidays I worked at Morrisons supermarket where I built many strong relationships and delivered excellent customer service.
These skills also equipped me for my year in industry where I undertook a placement at ASOS Ltd. This was a small but busy HR department where I worked effectively within a team, meeting deadlines and coping with the pressure. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and have a reference from the HR manager that supports my success in this role (please see the attached document).
Thank you for taking the time to consider this speculative application. I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and explain more about how I can add value and contribute to the continued success of Right Recruitment. I look forward to hearing from you to arrange a convenient date and time for an interview.
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