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How To Apply for an Unadvertised Position

How To Apply for an Unadvertised Position

Posted on 20/06/2022 by Caitlin Ielasi

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Have you found the ideal employer, but they're not presently hiring?

Research the Company

To begin, do some preliminary research on the company. Examine their websites, career pages, and social media accounts to see how your talents and experience may be of assistance to them. It can also assist you in determining the company's culture and whether you would be a suitable match. 


Make contact with personnel from the company. To make a professional connection, use LinkedIn, email, or phone, but make sure you explain them why you're connecting.

How to Apply

Prepare and write your application, which should contain an up-to-date résumé, a customised cover letter, and any supporting paperwork relevant to your candidacy. You must describe why you approached the company, as well as your primary skill sets, related achievements, and why you would be an excellent fit. It's also critical to include a call to action at the end of the letter. Point them to your resume and request an interview or the opportunity to talk with a hiring manager. Finally, don't forget to thank them for their time and consideration!


Dear [name of hiring manager/recruiter] - You will have discovered this through your investigation.

I'm writing to enquire about any potential jobs at [business name] that could be a good fit for my talents and experience.

The reason I'm approaching you especially is that my research revealed that you primarily work on [projects/tasks etc.], which is my primary area of interest and skill.

I have [insert number of years] of expertise in [name your industry/sector], which is supported by [name specific skills or qualifications].

For example, one of my proudest accomplishments to date has been the [project/tasks etc.], in which I successfully..... [explain], and I would welcome the opportunity to do the same for [their firm name].

Please review the profile on my attached résumé for a quick snapshot of what my contribution could be.

I would appreciate the opportunity to chat with you about any existing or forthcoming roles where I may make a good contribution.

I understand how busy you must be, so thank you very much for your time and consideration, and I hope to speak with you soon.