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I need to start looking for a job soon so I can take a year out earn some money, pay back some of my loan, get experience and hopefully increase my chances of getting a job after graduation.

However I am not good enough to apply for traditional placements so I am going to write employers such as councils just asking them if they take on sandwhich year jobs.

I will have two websites to show by the time I wirte the letter but they are not complete yet.

I just wanted to know what I should put in the letter how much detail I should I go into?

Should I send them a CV if so what I shall do I about the interests section as I haven't included it as I started writing it and looked like a geek.

I am just a bit confused.

Thanks

My university just told me to write to employers which isn't exactly much help.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onelife/...cations#topics

Specifically the sections on speculative applications and covering letters.

When it comes to CVs I personally think a skills based (sometimes called functional) cv is better than a simple list of jobs and grades. It focuses on skills and achievements on the first page and only details educational and employemnt history on the second page. (there's a (not very good) example here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onelife/...ouise_cv.shtml )

A paragraph about who you are and where you want to go is quite useful too (it makes it a bit more personal instead of just a list of facts and figure).
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(Original post by Pencil Queen)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onelife/...cations#topics

Specifically the sections on speculative applications and covering letters.

When it comes to CVs I personally think a skills based (sometimes called functional) cv is better than a simple list of jobs and grades. It focuses on skills and achievements on the first page and only details educational and employemnt history on the second page. (there's a (not very good) example here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onelife/...ouise_cv.shtml )

A paragraph about who you are and where you want to go is quite useful too (it makes it a bit more personal instead of just a list of facts and figure).
Thanks I will have a look at that.
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