(Closed) I need some advice on a letter to a potential employer

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you should talk about your experience and how much you would appreciate this opportunity.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I would just add a line or two about why you want to work for him and why you would be a good fit. I would also attach my resume.

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@adnama:  As well as what type of position you might be interested, and how much you enjoyed working there in the past, which makes you a good fit for their company.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Also if possible, print the email out, sign it, and scan it back in. It looks a lot more professional with a handwritten signature.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

If he gave you his card, his AgCan email address is on it.  Drop him a line asking if he is still looking for students.

I’ll tell you right now that he could hire you on as a casual employee, but in order to obtain an indeterminate position you’ll have to go through the regular channels, and that is applying for a competitiion for your position. 

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

First, good for you for reaching out even if you think the deadline may have past.  There’s no hurt in asking!  However, I feel like you letter should display more confidence.  You’re a qualified candidate with a history in the company.  Show your strength!

Hello [potential employer].

I am wondering if you are still hiring Co-op students for the summer semester.  Last semester, I worked in X department as [position/experience].  After such a wonderful semester with your company, I was pleased to hear you often employ students during the summer months.  What opportunites might be available for me at this point?

[This could be where you go into specific skills you have and developed previously with the company, and what skills and areas you would like to develop this summer]

Thank you,

[Me]


…or something like that.  Ultimately, you know the dynamics of the company and the individual you are contacting.  You don’t need it to be incredibly lengthy, but at least reference who you are, what you did previously, and what you’d like to do this summer. Good luck!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I’d say trying to be a bit formal, and attaching your resume anyhow couldn’t hurt.  I wouldn’t mention time off before you even know whether there’s a spot for you.  Good luck! 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@adnama:  How long are your summers?  For such a short position, is taking 2 weeks off fair to them?  I’d be careful with that one.  If they offer you the position and then you ask to take off what we get off normally here as vacation for a 52 week job, they might just pull the offer.  But, if you do decide to go through with it, I wouldn’t tell them until the offer because they for sure would not consider you.

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