Submitted by Rickum on
How should I ask for the full PD?
A job ad I'm applying for says:
For the full Position Description or to apply email ...
So the person getting my request for a PD is the same person that's going to get my resume and cover letter (it's a person .. not a general HR address). Therefore I don't think I should just say "please send the full PD".
Anyone have any thoughts? Should I craft a short version of a cover letter -- even as short as a single sentence -- to go with my request? I want to be noticed in all the right ways as soon as possible.
What do you think everyone?
Direct and Professional
Just be direct and professional. Something like, "Based on the title of your posting for ________________ I believe I may be qualified. To be sure, and to avoid wasting your time, please reply with the full position description or call me at 123-555-1234."
If the email address gives the person's name, consider calling the main number for the company or location and asking for him/her by name. This gives you the advantage of being able to ask about the position over the phone and begin to communicate your qualifications and attitude right away.
Don't complicate things
I am not sure what you are afraid of in this. How about "please send me the job description. Thanks."