Mom was a big fan of writing letters. She wrote letters to politicians and newspapers, administrators and executives, friends and family. She loved the formatting of them and knowing the proper layout and simply the entire process of crafting an epistle, and so she did it frequently.
Here’s a letter she sent to a law firm where she had been rejected for a position:
December 19, 2008
Ms. Lynn Bello
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Howard Rosenblatt
2830 NW 41st St.
Gainesville, Florida 32606
I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to interview for a position at the offices of Howard Rosenblatt. It was a pleasure to meet with you and to talk about your goals in working for the elderly.
I am writing to ask you a favor. Please keep my resume in a place where you can access it if you hear of any position for which you think I might be suited. I would be most grateful for a referral.
Again, it was a pleasure to meet with you, and I can also say that Howard impressed me the minute I met him in the hall. I regret that I will not have the opportunity to be a part of your firm.
If any opportunities come your way that might remind you of me, please contact me at [redacted], [redacted], or at [redacted].
Again, thank you, and I hope to hear from you if you perceive that I might be a good candidate for any other position that might fit my background.
Kathleen A. Gagne