Making a speculative application simply means getting in touch with an organisation to ask whether they have a suitable job for you, despite the fact that they aren’t advertising a particular vacancy. It usually involves sending a cover letter and a CV.
Of course, major graduate schemes and roles at large companies will usually be advertised and you can apply in the normal way. But if you rely solely on responding to job adverts you may miss out on a range of opportunities.
In Kiwi, speculative applications provide a direct route into the company and making contact with recruiters can lead to:
- temporary or permanent work;
- internships or work shadowing opportunities;
- increased business connections.
Your positive approach may impress us sufficiently that they’ll bear you in mind for future vacancies that arise.