What is an Expression of Interest Letter?
An expression of interest letter is a letter that you send to companies that you would love to work for.
When you think about your industry, there are usually 5 great companies who are doing well, and who have a great reputation for looking after their staff.
Sending an Expression of Interest Letter is one or all of these companies is the first part of a strategy to get you in the door.
The benefit of writing an Expression of Interest Letter is that it usually gets directly to the person who will be hiring you, and because not many people do it, the success rate is amazingly high.
The Expressions of Interest Letter effectively lets you apply for future jobs that may never be advertised to the general public.
We can help create a customised Expressions of Interest Letter that is aimed at the company and type of job you are interested in.
7 Steps on How to Write an Expression of Interest Letter
- List 5 companies that you would like to work.
- Find out the name and job title of the person who hires for the role that you want to be considered for.
- Write a Letter that expresses your interest in working for that company. The letter needs to explain why you are attracted to that company. It could be the culture is a perfect fit with your own values, or it could be that you love their products and services. What ever it is, you need to articulate that, as it’s the linchpin to being believable. You also need to outline why you believe your skills and experience would be a good fit for that organisation.
- Send it by email, or really get their attention, and print it off on high quality paper, and send it through the post.
- Follow up 4 days later to ask if they received it, and then say that you’re interested in getting to know more about the type of candidates that they find ideal. Ask for a 15 minute phone call. In the phone call, explain you are considering doing a course to improve your skill set. You’re just not sure what type of course you should enrol into. Ask them what experience and skills they are ideally wanting in candidates to fill your type of job role.
- Send a thank you card through the mail, and try to keep in contact via LinkedIn or through industry associations and networking opportunities.
- Consider the information you have gathered from speaking with these 5 senior managers, and evaluate whether you should be enrolling into a course to help you move into a great new role.
It makes sense that once you’ve got your new professional resume created, you’ll want to leverage the investment by getting in front of the companies that you most want to work with.