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Letters of interest

Discussion in 'Applying For Jobs' started by littlep, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. littlep

    littlep Guest

    Could anyone help me please?? im about to qualify in about 9 wks and need to start sending out letters of interest to hospitals regarding jobs! i'd like some help on the kind of thing I should be writing??

    Thanks in advance
    Littlep
  2. PGS

    PGS Guest

    I have no idea hun but wish you luck anyway!

    xxx
  3. Josie

    Josie SMNET Co Founder Staff Member

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    Its like any other letter of interest for a job :)

    Your name, address, contact numbers, email and the date

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I am a final year student based at X and would be very interested in working as part of your team at X.

    Then state why you want to work there - they like it if you can show you are familiar with what they do i.e if they have just got a waterbirth room - write about it. Do your homework - show you are genuinely interested and are not just sending a standard letter to anyone and everyone.

    State what aspects of midwifery motivate and interest you. Sell yourself - why you would be a great addition to their team, your skills and achievements.

    Advise them you would be interested in part time/full time - whatever it is you are interested in doing with them.

    Then state that you would be happy to discuss your application further in person or via the telephone and include your numbers.

    Thats the usual kind of letter.

    HTH

    Let us know how you get on x
  4. Twinkle

    Twinkle Active Member

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    Thank you for that TP will come in handy in a few years time :)

    x x
  5. littlep

    littlep Guest

    Ah thank you very much tallpoppy, that is extremely helpful, Im on to it now, will keep you updated.

    Littlep x
  6. serenity

    serenity Active Member

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    littlep you are qualifying the same time as me! I haven't done this at all. Most of the hospitals I want to apply to recruit straight from NHS jobs. I'm wondering whether I should be doing this as well? Not sure? Anyone any thoughts?
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    widmife3108 New Member

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    Hi,
    Im new to SMNET but I qualify in 9 weeks too! I was also expecting just to wait until the jobs for my local trust (where I trained) are advertised on the NHS jobs website - should I be sending a letter of interest to the head of midwifery too??
  8. littlemissmidwife

    littlemissmidwife Member

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    I'm currently writing my letters of interest - Just wondering should they be sent to matron or the head of midwifery? Or does it not matter? :willy_nilly:
  9. Noo

    Noo Spoilt Princess

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    I wouldn't bother until you're in 3rd year and in a position to be applying for jobs. This thread is aimed at senior 3rd years seeking employment.
  10. BlueSkyDaisy

    BlueSkyDaisy Well-Known Member

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    I am in a similar situation and trying to piece together letters for applying. None of the trusts i would ideally work in have any jobs advertised on NHS jobs so I was wondering if it would be appropriate to sent a letter.

    Would it be to the head of midwifery?

    Josie your example is really helpful thanks :)

    Anyone else got a job by doing this?

    Thanks :)

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