If you want to apply in English-speaking countries, you need to know that about 70-80 percent of the positions are awarded undercover. This means that these jobs are not publicly advertised at all. One method to crack the hidden job market and thus have a chance at the unadvertised vacancies is to apply unsolicited.
The “unsolicited application ” or “speculative application ” is much more common abroad than in Germany, for example. It should be noted that an unsolicited application differs in form, structure and style from a normal application in English.
The first sentence does not refer to a advertised position in an unsolicited application, but to the possibility of obtaining a job in a particular department....