I sent an email application to Reed Elsevier yesterday after hearing from a friend that they have excellent working environment that will make you want to stay for the long term. Here’s what i said:
Subject: I don’t want to be a job hopper anymore.
I want a career. I want to climb up the ladder. I want to be stable in a company like Reed, and I am very much hoping that you will read the rest of this email and give me the opportunity.
Let me introduce myself: my name is Melody and I’ve been with three call center companies since graduating from college five years ago. A personal situation has arisen recently requiring me to have a change of environment, and I figured I can take this chance to finally be with a company I can call my second home.
I am a Journalist by degree and Customer Service Representative by experience, and it is my ardent wish to be able to sit with you and discuss my career options. I personally want to undergo a series of qualification exams for your Content Editor and Customer Support Specialist positions and get some advice on whether or not the time is right for my degree or my experience to be an asset to Reed.
My CV is attached together with this email. Please let me know if you need more information and I will be more than happy to comply.
Thank you so much for your time, and I’m hoping to hear from you guys soon.
I got a phone call this morning from Nick scheduling me for an interview on Monday at 1 PM. I’m excited. :)