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- March 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm #32855
How do you write a Cover Letter for a Work Experience Placement?
One of my friend is applying for a work experience placement at a company in Manchester so can you show us an example of cover letter for a work experience placement job?
thanksNovember 14, 2012 at 7:32 pm #35485
Hmmm, this is something not so easy to do. When it came to having to find work experience for my eldest son, the school put the emphasis on finding the placement with the parents, this meant that we had to try and find him somewhere – with no contacts this was quite difficult. What i did in the end was get ideas from other people who suggested places to do with his interest, and then i hit the phone!January 7, 2013 at 2:33 am #35486
Obviously for work experience, you’re not getting paid (in most cases), so you’re asking the company to help you out by giving you some experience.
It is difficult, because in many ways, they are doing you a favour, but you should try and make it sound like you’ll be an asset during your time there. You should include why you want to do it, what you can bring during your time there and also what it will all be aiming toward.
Some companies may also pride themselves in giving out work experience placements to people who then go on to get very good jobs, so make it sound like it’ll be worthwhile for everybody!
Basically, sell yourself. Talk about your good qualities, any other bits of experience you might have had, and your qualifications. At this stage, you’re unlikely to have a wealth of experience and large amounts of things to talk about, so major on the good things you’ve done so far.
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