Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Dear Future Employer

You have received my resume, or perhaps you will sometime in the next few weeks or months.  We may have even talked on the phone or in person.  You have thoughts about what you want your new employee to be like, and you have thoughts about the perfect background for that position.

What do you really want?  Someone with the perfect amount of experience or someone who will do anything and everything to get the job done?  You will be happy with my work and with my personality around the office. You will not regret hiring me, even if my background is a little different from what you think is ideal.

I am an experienced professional.  I may not know someone who knows someone, but I am great at what I do, and I want to be great for your organization.  I want to be able to call it MY organization and have some real ownership in what we do together.  I want to love my job, my career.  This is more important than the money.  It's more important than anything else, really.  I will give you more than 100%, not just because I'm trying to get and keep a job, but because this is the way I am.  I always give everything I have and more.  I throw myself into every project with all my energy.  I am passionate about doing the best possible job.  I am smart, resourceful, creative, and am great at multitasking and not freaking out when crisis comes.

And isn't that really the kind of person you are looking for?  Isn't that really what you want?  If so, hire me.  You will not be disappointed.  I give you my word.