Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Cover Letter

I've been running a very enjoyable experiment lately and I think the results of it may lead to a great book in the future.  After being self employed for 18 years I've decide to cast my net out and see what new things I could do employment wise.  I don't want to pretend to be someone I'm not to get a job so I've decided to portray myself exactly as I am in hopes that someone will feel my vibe and snap me up.  It hasn't happened yet but the process has been very enjoyable.  Here's a sneak peek at one of my cover letters, let me know if you'd like to see all of them in a book in the future.  There's fourteen so far...( the yellow highlighted parts are where I have changed names in order to protect identity)

Mysterious date

Big Corporation

Generic Spectacle shop- Customer Service Assistant

To whom it may concern,

I am writing to apply to be considered for your advertised role as Customer Service Assistant.  I came across your advertisement on Internet Job Site and hope that you will take a small amount of your time to look at my CV and consider my suitability for the position.

I am a reliable and sure sighted worker who does not discriminate against those that are struggling with deficient eyes.  With smiles and understanding I will select with a flourish just the right set of specs for my poor sighted fellow human beings.  Customers that walk in like they are playing a game of pin the tail on the donkey will leave like they are strutting their stuff on Saturday Night Fever. 

 I’ve got skills, they’re multiplying, but I’m not losing control.  With 20/20 vision my experience includes accounts management, payroll, contract negotiations, memo writing, website development, sales, customer service, inventory control, dispute resolution, meeting organisation, social gathering organisation and many other tasks.

I think the nature of this role you are advertising really suits my skill set especially my communication skills and my aging and degenerating eyes.  I have gained strength, confidence and resilience in my years as a business woman which has ensured that along with parenting I am now a battle hardened human being. I adapt easily to new environments and get along with people well.  I like to think I am pretty fast at picking up new skills too.  I would be wide eyed with delight if you would consider me for this position as I believe I have the foresight to deliver high quality advice for your clients.   I am an easy going and fun girl who doesn’t mind being bossed about.  On the other hand I am also good at working independently since I have been my own boss for most of my working life. 

I have enclosed my CV, which is a real representation of me. It shows some of my skills (I gather you don’t want to know about my amazing cooking and parenting) but I believe I have the skills to take on most challenges, I’m resourceful.  

Thanks for reading this far, I hope to hear from you and maybe do some talking,

Yours faithfully

Plum Lovely
Brown eyed Girl