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March 25, 2014 7:20 PM Subscribe
A new position has popped up at a small office where I interned as a college student. How to best play this?
posted by myntu to Work & Money (10 answers total)
Recently my old boss forwarded me a description of a new job position at her non-profit. I worked as an intern there for a few months last year, and know practically everyone in the office, including the people who will probably be interviewing and supervising this position. Plus, I know (and like) the person with whom I suspect this position will be working closest.
While some of the job duties are almost exactly what I did as an intern (yay!), the other responsibilities are in an area I have little to no experience, although I am interested in learning skills in this second area.
Basically, I'm not sure how to write my cover letter. I know that my familiarity with the non-profit's programs and mission, as well as its work environment (and nice office!) will be an advantage for me, but I don't want to push it. Not sure if writing something like "I'm a perfect fit since I already know I enjoy working with Anna!" would work. Or overstate my ex-boss' fondness of me. She's already said she would advocate for me.
Thanks for any advice!