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Beauty PROfiles- the newest way to find work!

Our BEAUTYPROfile online feature takes out the “bs” in job search.

How does it work?

Our multiple choice questionnaire makes creating your BEAUTYPROfile a new fun way to look for work!

Once you create your BEAUTYPROfile, it will be posted on our website where hiring beauty industry employers can review your profile.

BEFORE UPLOADING…consider the following notes for protecting your identity when creating your beautyPROfile:

  • ESG will never ask you to include your social insurance number, full name, home address, driver’s license number, credit card or bank account numbers, or other personal identifying information on your beautyPROfile.
  • Cell phone numbers are generally unlisted, home phone numbers are not, therefore, provide your cell phone number instead of giving out your home phone number.
  • Creating an email address that doesn’t include your full name or other identifying information to be used only for your job search is the safest way to go.
  • Always meet with an employer in a public place.

CREATE YOUR BEAUTYPROFILE.

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Beauty Industry Cover Letter Template

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How to write cover letters for beauty industry jobs.

Cover Letter Template for Beauty Industry Jobs

Cover letters are an important piece of your application package. Not only do they express a bit about your professional background, they give the employer hints about your language skills, plus the way they can expect you to express yourself verbally.

In the beauty industry, language is very important as it is the number one tool we use to build relationships with our clients.

Every cover letter needs to be customized. This makes applying for employment a bothersome process. It prevents you from sending a mass email with your résumé to all employers all at once.

However, employers do not like receiving application packages that were obviously sent to the masses. It is quite apparent when an applicant has not taken the time to research the potential employer and is applying anywhere and everywhere. These are the résumés that end up in the shred pile before anyone gets a chance to review them.

As a beauty industry resource centre, we encourage all service providers looking for employment to use a cover letter in the application package. In this article, we will share the basic information that should be included in your cover letter. Follow the template we provide, and customizing a cover letter will be much easier 😉


BEAUTY INDUSTRY COVER LETTER OUTLINE

Your Full Name
Your address
City, Province, Postal Code

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Name of Recipient
Recipient’s position
Company Full Name
Street address
City, Province, Postal Code

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DATE

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RE: Position Title (Job Reference Number, if available)

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GREETING: Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

*TIP: Address the person by last name. To be gender-neutral, don’t use Mr./Ms. and use the person’s full name instead (e.g. Dear Taylor Smith). If you do not know who to address, use “To whom this may concern”. This is the ONLY time you should be using this greeting.

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FIRST PARAGRAPH: Why are you writing? Explain your reason. If you are applying for a specific job, state how you heard about the opportunity (newspaper? Online job bank? Word of Mouth? Etc.). If you’re not applying for a specific job, say WHY you are interested in working for this organization.

*TIP: Give one brief reason why you want to work for that spa/salon- do you like the product line they carry? Do you enjoy performing the specific services they offer? Etc.) If someone referred you to the employer, name that person (for example, ‘Anna Thompson, your Head of Esthetics’, suggested I write to you).

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MIDDLE PARAGRAPH(S): Why do you think you are a good fit for this position in this spa/salon? Point out any key experience (including volunteer, training or school experience) that qualifies you for the position.

*TIP: Keep your paragraphs short. If you are responding to a job posting, explain how your skills and experience match those described in the posting.

*EXTRA TIP: Use similar language that they did on the job posting. Similar, not identical.

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LAST PARAGRAPH: State that a résumé (and if available, a portfolio) is enclosed for more information. Request an interview by expressing that you would like to meet, and offer to provide additional information if needed.

*TIP: Include your phone number in the last paragraph so that piece of information is readily available should the employer want to contact you immediately.

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SIGN-OFF: Sincerely,

SPACE FOR SIGNATURE…SPACE FOR SIGNATURE…SPACE FOR SIGNATURE
SPACE FOR SIGNATURE…SPACE FOR SIGNATURE…

Your Full Name

*TIP: If you’re sending your resumé via fax or in person, leave three lines for your signature before your name. If you’re sending it electronically, you don’t need to leave space before your name.

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Enclosure


We hope this cover letter template helps. Best of luck in your job search, and remember, looking for a job IS a job! Consciously dedicate time daily to job searching, even if it’s half an hour per day. The bigger you cast your net, the sooner you’ll reel in the fish 😉

Are you an ESG grad?

Assistance in writing and editing your resume and cover letter is a complimentary service to all ESG graduates. Thanks for choosing ESG!


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EXECUTIVE SPA GROUP
Beauty Industry Resource Centre
(780) 604 2772
executivespagroup.com

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How can I change to a career in beauty?

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Changing Careers After 30

Changing careers is more common than you may think. Why do we hear about people having more than one career these days? I have a theory based on observations, my knowledge of human behaviour, and my understanding of social psychology. I believe we go through multiple career changes these days due to an abundance of career options.

Where do I start?

There are several ways to enter the industry, but first we recommend becoming fully informed before making life-changing decisions. This is why beauty career exploring should be done alongside ESG.

We are able to ask the right questions to help you map out your future based on your past and present life experience. For example, when we meet with clients considering a career in the beauty industry, we talk more than just work. We believe choosing a career is dependent among many factors, for example, interests, abilities, work values, personal values, and future life plans.

Career Satisfaction

If your work values are not parallel to your personal values, it is only a matter of time before you decide no amount of money is worth your time there. Because of this, we like to ask questions with different options for you to choose from. For example, we may ask you what is most important to you in a career, and give you the following options to choose from: high achievement, independence, creativity, or good salary.


At ESG, we specialize in beauty industry careers. If you are thinking about changing careers. furthering your education, or transitioning back to employment, we can provide industry information and career and employment consulting to help you make the right decision.

Use our online TRAINING 411 Beauty Educator directory to help you get started!

EXECUTIVE SPA GROUP
(780) 604-2772 (Call or Text)
info@executivespagroup.com


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Executive Spa Group

info@executivespagroup.com
(780) 604-2772
executivespagroup.com
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