I have a problem which I would like you to help me solve please.
I was made to understand that a government organisation will be recruiting soon.
My informant told me to apply and when I asked her to tell me the available positions, she asked me to apply for a job, that there are no positions!
I don’t know how to write such an application. May you give me some hints please.
I am a graduate of Agricultural Technology Education. The said organisation is a National Assembly.
I will appreciate it if you can help me out please.
I can see how this would come about. New organisations will often, to some extent at least, build around available talent rather than having a defined structure in place.
This is a great opportunity to literally create your own niche, your own perfect job.
The first thing I would do is find the website of this (if it exists yet) and other National Assemblies, read them carefully, and see what sort of work they do.
Then you need to think about what skills and competencies you could bring to the table and lay out your CV to showcase them
I have written about this on the site in the job search section. Please read it here
The Hidden Job Market
You will see that I suggest you define your value proposition. This is the promise of what you can bring to the employer, and should be supported by quantifiable achievements if possible. I realize this may be difficult if you are a new graduate.
Ask your informant why she suggested you apply. What does she see in you that she thinks will be useful to the Assembly. Is it your knowledge of Agricultural Technology? Are you fluent in several languages? Or is it your organisational and administrative skills she thinks will be useful, maybe your political knowledge interests her.
All of the modules in this section offer advice on writing your CV
CV Writing Lessons
There are a number of CV samples here, covering different levels of experience
In this situation a cover letter is of vital importance to the application. You can get two examples here.
Cover Letter For CV
You need to say something along the lines of; –
You have heard a new Assembly is being put together, you would be so excited to work there in any capacity. You have specialist knowledge of Agricultural Technology, excellent organisational and leadership skills……… and would be happy to put your skills to work in whatever capacity they think would be effective.
Write it in the first person, (I have heard a new Assembly is being put together) and Insert whatever is appropriate to your case, paying special attention to what your informant says when you ask what she sees as a strength that can be utilised here.
This sounds like an exciting opportunity, best of luck