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How to ask for more work? Currently "freelance".

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SideWinder, 19 Apr 2010.

  1. SideWinder


    Joined: 12 Jun 2004

    Posts: 149,513

    Location: NW5

    Just wondering if anyone had any tips on how to word an e-mail. Currently, the company rings me up whenever - normally once every 2 weeks or so - to work a couple of days for them. I am finishing University soon and I would like a job...so is there a good way of phrasing an e-mail to say such a thing?

    "I'd like to put myself forward to work more days..." <- Sounds a bit, dunno...

    "My current situation means I am able to work longer hours with the aim to find a permanent contract" <- Maybe...seems quite forceful?

    The company itself is quite relaxed when it comes to e-mailing but I want to make a good impression, naturally. :p
  2. rypt


    Joined: 22 Mar 2008

    Posts: 11,535

    Location: London

    Just tell them that you are finishing university and will have more time available and were wondering if they had more work for you to do?
  3. Abraham


    Joined: 13 Dec 2002

    Posts: 7,646

    Location: Manchester City Centre

    ring rather than emailing? if that's their normal method of communication, just ring and say "I'm finishing uni soon and I need to start looking for something a bit more permanent." Take it from there
  4. SideWinder


    Joined: 12 Jun 2004

    Posts: 149,513

    Location: NW5

    Mmm, I've just realised I don't have her e-mail anyways. Maybe it is a sign...and at least ringing is a bit more personal. Will do that now...eek... :o

    Answer is..."I will certainly have more work especially now I know you have more free time". :)

    So getting a ring back later.

  5. .Lethal


    Joined: 8 Jun 2005

    Posts: 7,296

    Location: United Kingdom

    As above really, I would ring them and ask for a time when to come in and have a chat.

    Explain you are finishing uni soon and are wondering if there are any prospects of further employment within the company.

    No harm asking and it seems quite polite/friendly to me.