I am trying to write a nice email to the Manager to enquire about job opening in his company as I have not heard from him for over a week since the interview.

Dear Manager

As I mentioned in the interview, I am interested to join your company and I am open to accept any job opening in your company. My desire is to start work as soon as possible. Can you tell me when I can expect to know your decision. Thank you.
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Dear Flower 1234,

Welcome to the forums.

Are you absolutely certain that you wish to contact the manager and attempt to force him to respond?

Did he tell you during your interview that he would definitely contact you again?

Did he say something to the effect of "I will get in touch with you with our decision"?

If the answer to either of these questions is "yes" then you might wish to email him.

If the answer is no, it probably means that you did not get the job and you should spend your time looking for another one.

Please let me know and I'll try and help you.


You are right. Thank you. It is not a good idea to "force" the Manager to respond. How about sending him this email asking him to consider me for future positions:

I write further to the interview last Friday. If I am not considered for any position in your company now, could you please keep my resume on your file. If any vacancies arise in the future, I would be grateful if you could consider my resume. Thank you.
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Dear Flower,

It's nice to see such a mature reaction. You can be proud of yourself.


Dear XX,

Thank you again for the interveiw last Friday. I sincerely appreciated the opportunity to meet you and to discover more about XXX company. If I am not a candidate for a position at this time, may I please ask that you keep my resume on file for future reference?

If any vacancies arise, I would be grateful if you would consider me.

Thank you in advance.

Kind regards,

Hello John

Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it.

I have written another letter (see below) enquiring regarding temporary assignments. Could you please check for grammatical errors. Thanks again.

"I am an experienced office assistant and I am available for short-term assignments (one to two months). I can provide support to your staff and cover vacation and sick time. I have attached my resume detailing my background of my skills and experience. If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact me."

Best regards

I am an experienced office assistant available for short-term assignments. I can provide support to your staff and cover vacations, sick and matrnity leaves. I have attached my resume detailing my background, skills and experience. If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact me."

(one to two months) if you say that, Flower, the guy with a 10 week job will pass you by. Short term should be left up to you to decide. Notice I put in maternity leave (can you do this?)
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Hello John

Thank you for making the changes in my letter - a good idea to put in "maternity leaves". You are right. It is up to me to decide the length of the assignment. I hope to do short term assignments while trying to find a permanent job. Thanks again. Merci Emotion: smile
Hello John

I have just written this letter (below) in response to a job posting which is asking candidates to respond with a cover letter stating their salary expectations. I am not exactly sure how to state my salary. Could you please review my letter. Thanks again.

"I am writing to express my interest in the office assistant posted on your website. I have attached my resume detailing my background, skills and experience. My salary expectations are in the $XX to $XX range."
Hi Flower,

I don't like it when potential employers ask candidates to post their salary requirements. Sometimes, it is a test to see if the candidate will actually give a number out publicly over the Internet via email - after all, nothing is truly private any more, is it?

My suggestion is to say something along the lines of:

"My salary expectations are those commensurate with a position of this level that require the skill set and experience I have acquired. I look forward to discussing this matter with the person(s) charged with carrying out the hiring process should you find my candidature of interest, and my qualifications those that you are seeking.

When you think about it, if you were hiring someone, would you qualify or disqualify a candidate simply because of their salary requirements? Personally, I would not work in an atmosphere where that sort of reasoning was part of the corporate culture. It's just not a good sign from the start. However, if they respond to your letter indicating that you will discuss the matter further, and at the appropriate time, then that may be a good sign.

Good luck with your endeavors. I am leaving the forums. Good-bye and best wishes.

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