Dear sir or madam (or bot),
I am writing in regard to the application I submitted for the nighttime security guard position at the Muncie Square Mall. I am definitely highly qualified for this job, having worked last summer a security officer for a parking garage downtown. In this letter, would like to offer you the opportunity to understand a little bit more about me and my experience.
First, I feel I should disclose something about my former position. If you call my old boss, he will tell you that I was let go from the security guard position for one minor infraction where I failed to notice a car break-in while I was on the phone with Becky. However, I took this as a learning experience that demonstrated the importance of always being aware of my surroundings. You will find that I’m usually quite paranoid about “suspicious activity” anyway, which makes me well suited to be a security guard in the first place.
For example, this one night while working in the parking garage, when I saw what I can only describe as a UFO, I reported it right away. I always spent a few hours of my shift sitting up on the top floor of the garage, watching the security cameras through this app on my phone. I was taking a smoke break, sitting on the concrete edge of the garage, thinking of what might happen if I tipped back and fell off the building or if my dad would even care, when I looked up and saw a glowing disc in the sky. It wasn’t a plane or anything. It was round and flat. It was like nothing I ever saw before. This shows I “possess a high level of observation.”
I was alone and I wanted some backup, so I called Becky to come check it out with me. I take action immediately in a dangerous situations, which is an important skill to have as a security guard. I knew she’d still be awake, and she got there in like twenty minutes. The object in the sky was still floating above us. She confirmed that it was unlike anything she’d seen before, too. I didn’t want to raise attention because what if our visitors were harmful or more intelligent than us? So yes, you could say I have experience investigating suspicious activity and “writing detailed, accurate reports.”
I wonder why I haven’t seen Becky since that night. I wonder how she’s doing. She came by so quickly, even seemed happy to be sitting on that roof with me, passing a cigarette, marveling at this floating, shining disc. It felt incredible to be up there with her. I have a lot of passion for this field, as you can see. If you contact Becky as one of my references, please ask what she’s been up to. That would be solid.
Also I have 15 credits completed towards my associates with a plan to finish by next summer and a partial transcript available upon request.