How to send a spontaneous application: What you need to know

Reaching out to companies that have not posted any open positions by sending a spontaneous application is pretty common among job-seekers. Whether you are applying to your dream company or just trying your luck with random job solicitations. Recruiters welcome qualified profiles happily. You just need to learn how to send a spontaneous application rightly so that it doesn’t end up in the junk. Continue reading while taking notes!

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Choose the right recipient for your application email.

Before going about how to send a spontaneous application, let us start with whom to send it for. Avoid the types of emails that look like recruitment@ or contact@ as they are rarely consulted. Find a hiring manager’s contact. Or that of someone on the team that you are hoping to join with a power position.

Your spontaneous application may overlap with a vacancy they had not yet publicly announced. And this will help it more likely be prioritized. Otherwise, your profile, if qualified enough, will be saved among the resume databases for potential vacancies.

Pick the right email subject for your spontaneous application

You do not want your application to be discarded and get lost among the piles of unopened generic emails. And that is why you must devote more time to choosing a catchy subject for your spontaneous application mail.

The key to the subject lines in emails is to be clear and concise. Following what we mentioned in a previous article on writing professional emails, keeping the subject short helps with its visibility. As there is a limit to the number of characters allowed.

On being clear, the subject phrase must specify two main things. That it is a spontaneous application and the role you are applying for. Examples: Job Solicitation – *Your Name*, Application to join the Marketing Team, Sales Administrative seeking their next job, *Your name* – Referred By X, Job Inquiry – *Your Sector*…etc.

!Side Note!

Emails with no subject line are sometimes redirected to the spam file.

Spontaneous application cover letter: Another important point.

Cover letters that go with spontaneous applications are different than those that accompany those with a previous job posting. Convincing a certain team at a company to welcome you among them when they aren’t in need of anyone is not a walk in the park.

Your cover letter must showcase a great understanding of the company’s function and a lot of enthusiasm. Starting with the beginning, introduce yourself and summarize why you are applying. Then, move next to what you are bringing to the table and why should the company hire you.

The cover letter is also required to be concise. Nobody has enough free time to read long texts of blabbering with no apparent objective.

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