Thursday, September 13, 2007

A Cover Letter from an Opera Singer

So the job I currently have does not pay all the bills. Plus, the schedule is completely incompatible with any opera company's rehearsal schedule. As a result, I am now looking for an office day job. I came up with a creative way of standing out among other applicants, and I thought I would share. Please read my cover letter template...

Dear Sir or Madam:

My goal in life is to be a rich and famous opera singer, but until the rich and famous part happens, I need a salary so that I can continue my vocal training, and I need health benefits so that I can see an ENT specialist regularly.

By hiring an opera singer (not just any opera singer, but me), you will gain an employee who is sophisticated, creative, charismatic, fast-learning, exceptionally detail-oriented, adept at performing tasks to the highest standard, and who can improvise, communicate effectively, play well with others, and take pride in his and others’ work. If I am having a stressful day and am feeling grumpy when I have to meet with clients, I can act! And at the end of the work day, I can graciously accept applause (and whatever flowers that may come my way).

Please do not allow my sense of humor to deceive you. I do know how to conduct myself appropriately in a professional office environment. I have had several positions which have given me quality experience that would make me a valuable asset to your company. As a result, I would be perfectly suited for the [Insert type of position here] position you are seeking to fill because I have had prior [Insert specific types of experience the employer is requesting] experience.

Please review my resume, and if it is to your liking, I would be most grateful to receive an invitation to interview.

Most sincerely,
The Opera Singer


Ms. Opera Singer said...

This is fantastic!!! Might I steal a couple of your lines, Mr. Opera Singer?
-Ms.(Jobless)Opera Singer

The Opera Singer said...

Absolutely. Please feel free.

Nuhman said...

really interesting article
keep it up

letter format said...

I am amazed in that kind of letter. It is not common for me but I can say that it is a good cover letter and I think it is an effective one.

chandra said...

This is absolutely brilliant!bose

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Lexy Alari said...

Genius! I've got to try something like this. Perhaps thanks to you I'll soon be out of the jobless rut in the road to opera stardom!

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