Dear Prospective Employer,
Cover letters always remind me of signing up with a dating service; you have maybe 15 seconds to make a good impression or you’ll be passed over. In an effort to be short and sweet (of which I am both) and in the interest of saving time, yours and mine, I’d like to share some of my work philosophies with you. I firmly believe that:
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. –Old Adage
If you don’t have some form of education, you can’t count your money.
Today’s sales should be better than yesterday’s and worse than tomorrow’s.
A will finds a way.
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. –Sales Seminar
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work.
“There is no heavier burden than a great potential.” –Linus from Peanuts
If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you’re right.
It takes 20 years of hard work to become an overnight success.
There is no future in any job. The future lies in the person who holds the job.
Adults ask children what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas.
Do what you love and you won’t look at the clock.
Good writers borrow; great writers steal. –Bootlegged Quote
Well-behaved women rarely make history. –Oops! That one just snuck in there.
Money isn’t everything—but it ranks right up there with oxygen.
And my personal favorite: “Tis better to be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all
doubt.” –Anon, Greek Philosopher
If I sound like someone who shares your vision and perspective, then hopefully you’ll have a look at my resume—conveniently attached to this cover letter. My skills are impeccable and my attitude is always positive. Call me. I come highly recommended.
~~ Sue Ray
SUSAN S. RAY
407 COLIN LANE N.W.
VIENNA, VIRGINIA 22180
To be granted an interview with you so that we may discuss my exemplary
administrative, marketing and promotional skills.
College of William & Mary, B.Sc. Biochemistry
George Mason University, AA. Business Administration
University of the District of Columbia, AA. Medical Technology
National Institute of Real Estate, Real Estate Broker’s License
The WorkShop, Lake Mary, FL – Owned and operated a thriving small business
consulting firm which included in-house secretarial services and computer repair.
Daytona News-Journal, Daytona, FL — Syndicated columnist for three major Florida
newspapers. Wrote weekly column, The Single Agenda. Obscene amounts of mail
compelled me to establish what shortly became Central Florida’s largest singles’ group.
I was the Event coordinator and Party Planner for over 600 members.
Sovereign Realty, Inc., Great Falls, VA — Real Estate Broker supervising sales, writing
and reviewing contracts, performing closings, promoting public relations, training
agents, writing advertising and overseeing all aspects of office performance.
Temps & Co., Inc., Washington, D.C. — Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. Built
fledgling start-up business opportunity into a $35,000,000 corporation in less than four
years. Successfully spearheaded IPO.
Awarded Grant Funds to Establish GED Program at Arlington County Jail
Medical Technologist, Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD
Laboratory Technician, Oscar B. Hunter Memorial Labs, Washington, D.C.
Speechwriter and Public Speaker, Central Florida Jaycees
Customer Service Trainer, Jiffy Lube, Inc., Staunton, VA
Server Trainer, Darden Restaurants, Inc., Richmond, VA
Public Relations Award Winner, Dale Carnegie, Washington, D.C.
Toastmasters Speaker, MD, D.C. and VA
Mensa Member, Washington, D.C.