Since we are now in the process of settling in the Branson area, I get to work on my resume and start applying for jobs. Yea me (sarcasm warning)! I HATE composing a resume and cover letter. The formatting and layout is fun, it is the content that I don't like coming up with. Last year our computer crashed and I don't have anything saved at all. The problem is that no one knows exactly what I did at most of my jobs except me. UGH! So today I did the formatting and am happy with how it turned out. I also drafted a sample cover letter, but probably won't send it out. Here it is...
To Whom It May Concern:
Please, please, please give me a job. You see, I like things. And thy only way I can continue to get things is to have a job. I am also trying to pay for school and want another car. I think we can only be a one car family for so long, and there are way too many hills, and it is way too hot here for riding a bike everywhere.
One thing you should know about me is that I am very particular about what I do. I am tired of hating my job and it has been a really long time since I have liked a job. So I guess what I am saying is that I prefer not to do something crappy. Another important aspect of a job is that the workplace is not crazy stressful. What I am saying is that unnecessary stress really annoys me. You don’t need to yell at me if the date hasn’t been updated on a document. You can calmly say, “Can you please change the date.” I am more likely to enjoy the daily aspects of work if it is okay to laugh occasionally.
If I sound like someone who would fit in your work place, contact me to discuss details of an interview.