A speculative letter is an application you send to an organisation who aren’t advertising any jobs but who you would like to work for.
As not all jobs are advertised, this could be a route into employment for you. It shows the employer that you are pro-active and motivated.
Also, if the organisation has no current vacancies, they may keep your letter on file and contact you if anything comes up.
If you decide to try this approach, you will need to send your CV along with your speculative letter.
Writing a speculative letter
As with a covering letter, the speculative letter needs to be tailored to each individual organisation. The letter will ‘sell’ you to them by highlighting what you have to offer, explain why you want to work for them and say what you can bring to the organisation.
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