Writing a cover letter is the most difficult assignment I have ever received. As someone who was raised to always choose humility, a one-page bragfest is nearly impossible for me, even if my attributes perfectly align with the job or internship to which I am sumitting the letter. Whilst writing one last night, I thought it might be fun to challenge myself by writing a cover letter using relevant gifs from American Horror Story (AHS from here on out).
In case you are wondering the relevance of this venture on a theater intensive blogsite, the AHS cast is filled with reputable theater alum. AHS powerhouse Jessica Lange won a Tony Award as recently as 2016 for her work in “A Long Day’s Journey Into Night.” Sarah Paulson made her Broadway debut in 2005 in a production of “The Sisters Rosenweig.” Sarah also starred alongside fellow AHS cast member Lily Rabe in Kathleen Turner’s imagination of “Crimes of the Heart.” Rabe has since been involved in many productions with her most recent venture being The Public Theater’s 2015 production of Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline.” In 2003, notable AHS actor Denis O’Hare received the Tony Award for his portrayal of Mason Marzak in “Take Me Out.” Finally, AHS veteran Frances Conroy’s involvement in theatre spans back to the 1970s. The more you know!
Without further ado, I present to you my cover letter:
Dear Hiring Manager:
It is with great enthusiasm I submit my application to your company.
As you can see from the attached resume, I have spent much of my time seeking leadership opportunities in my current positions.
I’m a very instinctual person who believes in tackling new concepts and running with them. If something feels right, I go for it. I’m generally good at sensing when something is going in a bad direction and begin working immediately to improve things.
That being said, I do not back down in the face of a challenge. I am eager to receive criticism so that I might work to constantly improve myself.
I believe my experienial knowledge will prove an asset to your company. I am quick on my feet and can prevent problems before they even arise.
I also feel I have a lot to offer your current employees regarding new approaches to exhausted topics.
In closing, I hope that you will consider me for this position. My skillset, dedication to tasks at hand, and passion for this field will prove me an asset to your team.
Emily Kate Killian
There you have it, folks. Feel free to use this for your upcoming applications. Happy applying!