Human Resources/Applying for a position
Need your guidance.
Have been recently made aware of a re-org due to acquisition at a company in an industry which I worked in for 25 years and left some 20 years ago. I am currently 60 years of age and working for the past 8 years in a completely different industry. In researching the new ownership I noticed that one of the company directors is someone whom I previously knew and who had, at one time, approached me for a position.
In the last 10 years I have tried on several occasions to re-integrate into the industry with no success as there are far and few opportunities. I have no doubt that age and the disappearance of old contacts have not helped the cause either.
My question to you is since he is an outside director and does not have any operating responsibilities, would you consider it appropriate for me to forward him my CV directly. The second question, is how would you approach the cover letter given that I have had no contact with him for 25+ years. By the way, he and the headquarters of the company are 3K miles away. Further, they have not posted any positions so my approach would be to offer myself as a generalist with the ability to perform in various line/management positions.
Thanking you in advance for your reply
I understand your situation.
You can approach the outside director.
There is nothing to worry about.
Most probably, he will put you to the right person.
You start the letter by saying
-you still remember him even after 25 years
-that you would like to meet him personally.
State your desire to comeback to workforce. You still have the
-fire in the belly
-ability to work hard
To sustain on the tasks and achieve the end results.
You are willing even to consider a contract job
IN THIS WAY FOCUS ON THE DESIRE TO COMEBACK TO THE WORKFORCE.