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the email along with your CV ...

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by izza, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Ok it sounds a bit like a silly little request but I am actually really stuck ! please help :I want to send an email to the headmaster of a school a friend of mine strongly recommended to me , however they haven't got any job vacancies AT THE MOMENT > How would you phrase this email ?
    I would be extremely grateful if you could jot down a few of your ideas ...
    thanks a lot
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Oh, not sure if it will ever reach the eyes of the Head! Their PA/secretary is probably trained to 'weed out' such correspondance.
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Well, this is not going to be what you wanted to hear.
    I am suggesting that you don't bother.
    Because when they do have a vacancy, do you think that they will say "Now, we won't bother advertising because someone sent us a CV by e-mail, and although we are not supposed to accept CVs for applying for a job, we'll just appoint this candidate".
    Or even: "Well, we are going to advertise this post, so we'll try and find that e-mail from somebody or other and tell them about the job. I don't expect they will actually look out for the advert and apply if we don't do that"
    See what I mean? [​IMG]
    Assuming that the Head even gets to see it - the secretary is usually paid to ensure that all such spam (sorry!) is deleted before he opens his in-box.
    So instead you should be keeping your eyes peeled for any jobs advertised. Best way to do this is to set up a Job Alert here on the TES:
    * * * * How to set up a Job Alert * * * *Not the answer that you wanted, but I hope it was nonetheless helpful.
    Best wishes
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I shall be doing the Win That Teaching Job seminar on Saturday February 25th

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