I’m not hiring (Tips for job seekers)

Every couple weeks I get at least one random email from someone who would like me to hire them for an event planning job. They started landing in my inbox about a year ago. Originally they would come in through but they’ve started to come my way through my not-quite-launched-but-someday-soon-event-planner-for-hire website at The site says that it is launching in March. Yup, it’s June. I don’t really mind getting the emails. Some of them provide good tidbits for cover letter ideas. But I’ve been thinking about compiling a list of tips and linking to it on my freelance website.

Tip #1 is: Do not send attachments to someone you do not know soliciting work without so much as a note in the body of the email.

Tip #2: Read the website. Find out if it’s really a company or a freelancer. Do not send a freelancer an email with the line “I would really like to work for your company.” Unless of course you want to work part-time out of my apartment and you enjoy mopping floors and doing dishes.

If you have any tips to share, drop them in comments or send me an email.