Dear Future Employer and To Whom It May Concern,
Looking for a job, when you know more about where you have been than where you want to go, is the most difficult job that I've ever had. I hope.
My name is Aimee Knight. I'm 37-years-old. I'm currently writing my second act, my next chapter. I've had my dreams fulfilled and my wishes come true. I followed the path of my dream job. I graduated from the police academy in 2001. I've been told that walking across the stage and receiving my diploma was an accomplishment that stands alone. It taught me that I was stronger than I believed. Just like the pages of Dr. Seuss said that I would find.
It was a timely lesson. Only a few months later, I found myself fighting for my life from a hospital bed. I won the first round and the second and third. During my battle, my Peace Officer's certification expired, but I was not going to give up. Through periods of remission, I worked in other fields and pursued my education. My goal was always to be a Federal Agent, so I took a job with a Federal Contractor and the IRS to gain experience and "time served" as a federal employee. I learned something with every job and career change. It was never a detour but always the next step. I completed the two-year hiring process with a federal agency and was beyond excited to receive a tentative selection letter and training academy invitation in the mail. But alas, just as I was preparing to attend, I received the news that I was no longer in remission. Upon consultation with my doctors, followed by hours and days of personal reflection, I accepted that law enforcement was no longer the path for me.
When you look at my resume and see what appears to be a series of stops and starts and dream changes, I hope that you will read the story between the lines and see a woman that kept going against the odds. I continued to further my education while taking the time to raise my young sons into wonderful young men.
I am now in remission. I'm happy and well. I am currently pursuing a degree in Theology. You may wonder, why Theology? I feel that the study of God is really about people and that humanity is a reflection of that universal love, in everything that we do in our daily lives. My career goal has always been to be of service to others. In all work, no matter how esteemed or humble, I hope that my interaction with other people makes our day better. I have just a semester or two until completion of my degree. I'm a dedicated and diligent worker. I hope to find an employer who will work with my class schedule until graduation.
Thank you, for taking the time to read my letter to you. I hope that we will be working together soon.
p.s. Dear World Pulse Family,
I've been looking for a job and it is daunting! I decided to write a non-traditional cover letter. Well, I love to write! I would greatly appreciate your thoughts and critique.