.... following on from the "debt" thread.
Friend has >10 years exeperience as QA analyst/tester but has not been able to find work in that field and is crippled financially. She must get some income immediately if she is to remain in her current house.
What I plan to do to help is to sit with her and go through jobs on a website to apply for many of them, starting at the bottom of the ladder but exclude those that are smelly i.e. toilet cleaning in Heathrow etc. (ok , you may argue that beggars are not choosers and be correct but .... ).
Nearly all jobs are now advertised on the internet which involves submitting a CV and cover note.
A accurate cover note would be along the lines of "I will put in 100% effort to do this job as well or better than your associates even though I am not interested in your company nor your job but am so desparate to get some money and as soon as I can get a better job I am out of here before you can say 'Do you want fires with that?'
Although honest, I don't think that will go down well with the agency nor employer.
So my question is how to put a spin on this which also answers the question "Why do you want to do this job when you are over-qualified?"
I mean something like "I have been unsuccessful in finding a job in my field of expertise so am looking for a career in an alternative area where I can contribute immediately and which has potential for further development
" or some such BS.... I'm sure you can come up with better.
BTW the purpose is to have a generic cover note/letter than can be used instead of writing a different one for each different job.
Thanks in advance.