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    Cyburbian Veloise's avatar
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    Cover letter questions

    Sending out yet another application packet.

    Should I mention my private sector position's pending "merger" (corporate spin; actually they are being bought) with another similar company? It's not the only reason I'm looking, but it has escalated my search.

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    Mentioning that as a reason for your interest in the position may give the impression that you are adverse to change.

    I'd leave it out.

    Just my $0.02. YMMV

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    Why mention it at all? I would talk about why you are the best choice for the job and what you bring to the table.
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    I'm trying to make it different from the cover letter sent (same position) last fall. At lease it's going to someone else this time.

    FYI, good possibility my current office will be closed. I don't mind change, but prefer to work pre-emptively.

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    I would stay silent - you can explain it in the interview if asked - you want to focus on what you can do for them in your cover - as a Director, that's what I look for in the cover letter, that, and the ability to write a letter!

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    I agree with most. I would never mention a current position/job in a cover letter and a small mention may just confuse the HR person. If you've been unemployed for a period, then it may be advisable to offer a brief explanation in the cover letter.

    If you're still currently employed there during the interview, then no doubt one of the questions will be..."Why do you want to leave your current position?" Deal with it then.

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