To Whom It May Concern,
Do you enjoy what you do to make money? Does it make you happy? Would you do it even if you didn’t get paid? Does it make your heart sing? Do you need an assistant, employee or staff member? If so, I may be the person you’re looking for.
I am college educated, but more importantly, I am willing to learn. I’m also willing to work just about anywhere. Maybe it’ll be a maple tree farm, a school, a stationary store, a spa, or a paper supply company. I’m willing to make coffee, take notes, or run errands. I’m open to learning to brew tea or fix shoes or mix paint. I’m okay with moving almost anywhere.
The most important thing is that you, as my employer, are passionate about what you do. If you are a nice person willing to treat me well and pay a decent wage, I will work hard for you. I’ll support you in living your dreams. I won’t expect to be the superstar innovator – that’s your job. I am, however, creative and smart, and I think I could help you make your work even better, if you’d like me to.
Someday I’d like to be where you are, earning money doing something that speaks to my heart. At the moment, however, I’m in a soul-sucking corporate job. Maybe you had a soul-sucking job once, before you got the gig or started the business you have now. If so, you can appreciate my pain. I am eager to work with someone who is genuine and kind. Some people publicly proclaim they enjoy their work but they are lying through their teeth. I don’t want to work for those people any longer. I understand that even in your dream job, you may sometimes get frustrated or bogged down. You’ve probably worked hard to get where you are, and I’m sure things aren’t always easy. But if you still smile and think it’s worth it at the end of the day, you’re my kind of person.
I have dreams of my own, and I hope that you will encourage me to cultivate them. I want to be a writer. I want to travel. I want to laugh a lot and help people and eat good food and have fun. Maybe I’ll even start a business of my own someday. But in the mean time, I’d like to work for you.
Let’s set up an interview, shall we?