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.




  1. If you ever need a reference, let me know!! Love you girly!

  2. Anonymous10:17 PM

    Dear Employment Seeker,

    No one in their right mind would pass you up. I'll leave this anonymous so that no one gets in trouble, but I have full faith that you (and your employer) will find happiness soon. You have been so patient, so thorough, and so careful to do the right thing that the right thing is now due to you.

    A Good Friend

  3. Dear Anonymous,

    I respect your decision to keep your identity a secret, but would really like to say that I appreciate your encouraging words. I would love to say so in person, but this will have to do. Thank you so much for what you said here. This has been a very difficult time for me, as my friends will no doubt confirm, and although I do not see the end of it yet, I have faith that it will end sometime (hopefully soon) with a great position that I can enjoy and throw myself into.

    So thank you again, my anonymous friend. I needed that encouragement.

  4. Good luck, these tough times are sucking it! Wish you all the best.