When you are applying for a job, you need to know every single step which you must follow. Every basic of being hired needs to be understood meticulously and diligently because this will give you a better chance of being shortlisted.
Here, I am going to shift my focus on the letter of interest. This is considered by many as one of the best ways of procuring jobs. Not many people are aware of how useful this letter can be and this is why I am here to help you utilize the most of it.
The purpose of the letter of interest
A letter of interest is mainly sent to ask the concerned person if they have a job vacancy that can suit your qualifications. This might sound a little ambiguous but with the right details and resources at your hand, all you would need is a little luck and you might just be shortlisted for an interview.
I know a lot of people who managed to get an interview call simply by sending this letter to the right person. So, I am going to guide you more in this regard with the hope that you too would end up becoming a part of the success story.
The hiring managers
Until and unless, the firm you are applying to is extremely small sized, the CEOs and founders are least likely to be involved in the hiring decision. This is why it is a wrong thing to send the letter of interest directly to the founders or the CEOs. You should send the letter to such people only under two possible conditions.
• If the firm is extremely small and the CEOs and founders are directly involved in the selection of new applicants.
• If you have a very close networking connection with them and you know that they can be influenced
If the above two conditions are not met, you should then try and send this letter to the hiring managers. The hiring managers are aware of the exact vacancies which are present in the organization. If you have a good touch with any of the hiring manager, it will give you the best chance of getting an interview call.
Justify your letter
Also, it is really important to justify the letter. Try and trace some kind of source which will help the person know that your application isn’t another spam email which they should ignore. Having some kind of a reference or talking about their posts can help you add the much-needed credibility to your letter.
So, use these points and more tips if you know and then start sending the letter of interest. There is no assurance that you would ever hear back from any of the letters, but you can always hope of being optimistic.
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