Contact Employers Direct

Contact Employers Direct

Contact Employers Direct In Your Job Search

Advice from Wendy Smith; Career Coach and author of The WiseWolf Job Search Pocket Book – order on Amazon

Here is a tip from my book; The WiseWolf Job Search Pocket Book; How to Win Jobs and Influence Recruiters.

Contact employers direct in your job search because most vacancies, particularly in the private sector, are never advertised. They are filled by people already known to the employer or known to a contact of the employer. So it is makes sense to make yourself known.

There is no reason you should not contact an employer to find out more about the organization and to ask about opportunities. If an employer can fill a job without advertising, it saves them time and cost.

Even if they don’t have vacancies right now and you make a good impression, they are likely to think of you in the future.

Making Contact

First, find out as much as you can about the organization before you write. Identify a suitable senior manager or professional and address your letter to them. Look for someone in a position of influence but outside HR. A direct approach to a senior executive in the department you want to work in is usually more successful.

Tailor your letter carefully to show your interest in the organization; tell them why you would like to work with them. Show how what you have to offer might meet their needs. Ask for an opportunity to talk to them to learn more about the organization and future opportunities. Offer to send your CV.

Keep your letter simple, straight forward, polite and on one sheet. Check it very carefully for accuracy and typos.

If you have done your research and show a real interest in the organization and how you can add value, a direct contact can be very successful.

Other resources for the job seeker

As a job seeker, there are lots of useful techniques to learn or to refresh. From writing a modern CV to wooing at the interview, you’ll find lots of tips in my handy little pocket book.

Contact employers direct
A concise and practical little workbook. For all who have the courage to go out and learn the new skills necessary to find a job now.

A concise and practical little work book. For all who have the courage to go out and learn the new skills necessary to find a job now.

Find this and my other books on my Amazon page at this link;

Remember working with a career coach can really help job search. Get in touch at the Facing a mid-career dilemmaemail address below – I offer a free half hour trial session by phone or Skype.

Wendy Smith, Career, life and Business Coach

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in organisational development, management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. 

Need help finding work, with problems at work, at home or with relationships? Book your free 30 minute, no obligation, trial coaching session with Wendy Smith now at this Link 

Your Help Is Needed

Your Help Is Needed

Your Help Is Needed – today, I’m seeking your help.

I’ve been writing posts about job search on this Wisewolf Talking blog for about four years. That isn’t all I write about on this particular blog but recently it has been a popular subject. So I’ve decided to bring all the research I’ve done to produce those posts into a new book about job search.

I’m setting out my thoughts under six main headings:
• Job search today and creating an overall job search strategy
• Finding the right opportunities
• Becoming a good candidate
• Going through the recruitment process, with a detailed guide to managing interviews
• Making a good start in the new role
• Maintaining your confidence and self belief throughout

What I need from you now please, are your thoughts on the advice you would welcome most in a book like this.
• If you are looking for work, what is the nugget you would welcome?
• If you are a recruiter, what is it you would like candidates to know that no one seems to tell them?

There will be signed copies of the book for the three best suggestions and your contribution will be acknowledged in the book itself.

While on the subject of Wisewolf Talking, it is interesting to see what the most popular posts turn out to be. Sometimes it can be a bit worrying. A post I wrote a while ago about handling a boss who feels jealous remains popular. So is the post I wrote this week about anger at work. The recession doesn’t seem to have generated a happier climate in the workplace. I’d be interested to hear what your experience has been.

Remember to get in touch if you need help with your job search; I offer a trial free half hour coaching session by phone or Skype.

I wish all those starting out on, or a continuing, a job search this week every success.

Warm regards

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