An application for a senior role in the Sustainability Department of Acme Corporation, world leader in widget design & manufacturing, a subsidiary of W.E Coyote & Sons.
Dear sir, madame or whom it may concern,
I write in search of gainful employment.
Reading your ad tells me what I can earn,
Perhaps stall foreclosure with a payment!
A vibrant culture and staff engagement
conjures up thoughts of a monthly meeting,
where rather than yawns of disagreement,
there’ll be laughter, hugs, fine wine and singing!
Recycling and sustainable living,
my focus shown right here, in this letter,
up-cycled words I am delivering,
savvy, resourceful lateral thinker.
Adjectives that best fit? I give you three:
qualified, skilled and expert, yeah- hire me!
Following an earlier cover letter I wrote (Job Seeker Sonnet 1), I was advised by Robert Okaji to revise the Shakespearean sonnet into a Spenserian sonnet, to improve my chances of securing a job. Fingers crossed! This post is a prime example of why I shouldn’t hit “publish” too soon- I have since revised for the umpteenth time! I’m happier with it now, particularly the fact that I no longer rhyme “me” with “me” – I also made other changes post- publishing for a better flow.