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    Do you have currently any opportunities?

    Deal All,

    I am writing a speculative application to an employee. I want to ask him if he's aware of any current/future job openings.
    I wonder what is the best way to ask? .. or how would you formulate it keeping the current/future notion in my sentence?
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    • I would like to know if you have currently any opportunities matching my profile at the moment or that may arise in the future?
    • I wanted to know if you were aware of any current any opportunities that could match my profile at the moment or that may arise in the future?
    • I was wondering if you were aware of any current any opportunities that could match my profile at the moment or that may arise in the future?

    Thank you in advance for your kind assistance!

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    Re: Do you have currently any opportunities?

    Hi Xikitaa, Please note that you are contacting Employers not Employees.

    Here is a suggestion: I am contacting you to inquire about current or future openings at your firm that match my skills and experience.
    Editor and writer. Not a teacher.

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    Re: Do you have currently any opportunities?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dena11 View Post
    Hi Xikitaa, Please note that you are contacting Employers not Employees.

    Here is a suggestion: I am contacting you to inquire about current or future openings at your firm that match my skills and experience.

    Thank you Dena. Sorry for the confusion, I am actually contacting employee (who I know through someone) asking them if they are aware of any openings.
    As your proposition is no more an interrogative sentence, I guess I would need another sentence after.
    "I am contacting you to inquire about current or future openings at your firm that match my skills and experience
    Is I would be very grateful if you could let me know of any opportunity arising."

    I am not sure, I would need something that forces him to reply in any case. I can't find a way to turn the 2nd sentence into a question..

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    Re: Do you have currently any opportunities?

    If you already know this person, even if it's through someone else, I'd be less formal.

    "Hi, this is Xikitaa. We both know [name of mutual friend]. Can you let me know if there are any job vacancies where you work?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Do you have currently any opportunities?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you already know this person, even if it's through someone else, I'd be less formal.

    "Hi, this is Xikitaa. We both know [name of mutual friend]. Can you let me know if there are any job vacancies where you work?"
    Actually I know the first person person quickly and I unfortunately really can't be formal at all, French are really like that when it comes to work and hierarchy.

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    Re: Do you have currently any opportunities?

    Quote Originally Posted by xikitaa View Post
    ... I unfortunately really can't be formal at all ...
    Are you sure you meant what you wrote?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Do you have currently any opportunities?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Are you sure you meant what you wrote?
    I meant I have to stay very formal.

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    Re: Do you have currently any opportunities?

    If it needs to be formal, I'd go with something like:

    Dear [name of employee]

    I would be very grateful if you could tell me if there are currently any job vacancies at [name of company].

    Thank you.

    [Your name]



    Bear in mind that your friend, if he/she is just an employee, might not know about vacancies. He/she probably also has no idea what your profile, skills or experience are.

    It might be better to ask them to put you in touch with the HR/recruitment department so that you can send them your CV to keep on file in case any suitable vacancies arise in the future.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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