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English definition of “speculative application”

speculative application

noun [C or U]
 
 
HR
a request for a job sent to an employer, even if no job has been advertised, or the act of sending such requests: New graduates sometimes find work in sports marketing through speculative application, and that's always worth a try. She sent out several speculative applications to financial firms.
(Definition of speculative application from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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