Thursday, August 28, 2014

Best Cover Letter I Have Ever Written (didn't get the job, but I did get the interview)

Brigham Young University
Registrar’s Office
Provo UT 84602

Dear Barry, Jearlene, and all the other RegiSTARS at BYU,
I hope you can help me.
I have struggled all my life with organizational tendencies. In school I was caught scheduling rooms and executing staff meetings.  At home, I would face the tired disappointment in my parent’s eyes as they produced yet another budget they had found stashed under my mattress.  I was employee of the month four times at the local toy store before they realized I was only seven and I wasn’t even on the payroll.  Then one day while I was lying on my bed and staring up at my M*A*S*H poster of Corporal Radar O’Reilly, the thought hit me like a ton of bricks… “What if I’m… an admin???” 
Fortunately, adulthood offered a much more accepting world in which to be professional, efficient and dependable and I have been working ever since to find more and more ways in which to make the lives of the people around me easier by anticipating their needs, embracing innovation and maintaining a positive attitude.  But after raising 5 children, 1 husband, 2 Bishops, and 3 Executives I have come to the sobering realization that there’s nowhere left to go in my endeavor for administrative assistant excellence…except BYU.  And what greener field could there be than a Registrar’s office? 
Dare I dream?

Rosemary Jarman

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