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Letters of interest

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

  1. Akua

    Akua SMNET's biggest procrastinator
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    Lots of students commonly worry about writing their letter of interest, however its nothing you need to worry about - it is just like any other letter of interest for a job :)

    Start by including your name and contact details

    Dear Insert name of Head of Midwifery here

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

    Then discuss why you want to work there - why are you applying to that trust as opposed to anywhere else? It looks good on you if you show you've done your homework and researched that trust

    State what aspects of midwifery motivate and interest you. Tell them why you'd be a great addition to their team.

    State whether you would prefer part-time / full-time hours

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

    This is a rough guide of what you need to include, but remember it is important to make it your own.


    And it goes without saying: make sure you let all of us at SMNET know how you get on!
     
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    Thank you for that TP will come in handy in a few years time :)

    x x
     
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  3. littlep

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

    Littlep x
     
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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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    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??
     
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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? :clap:
     
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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.
     
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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?

    Your example is really helpful thanks :)

    Anyone else got a job by doing this?

    Thanks :)
     
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    Another question from me!!

    Im not sure whether to write to each hospital or to each NHS Board?
    What have other people done?
     
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  10. Noo

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    I think the idea is to write the the Head of Midwifery at each Unit
     
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