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Another one here who wants to urge you NOT to send an email or letter like that!
Instead, write more along the lines:
I am inquiring about the application I sent for X position on X date.
As a former middle school teacher, I feel I have many skills that will be very beneficial to your company. For instance,.... (highlight a few skills that will transfer nicely to this new position. Dealing with a variety of people from different backgrounds and ages? Keeping organized, detailed files? Organized, long-term planning skills)
Because (name of company) is such a leader in...., I'd love to be a part of the team. I am available for an interview at your convenience to discuss the skills and enthusiasm I could bring to ....... You can reach me at ( number ).
Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to your call.
And I would print it out old-fashioned, stamp and mail, style and send it in.
I used to help do the hiring for a school, and these letters got much more attention than any upset letters (those just got tossed). And it DID make us go back and reconsider someone we might not have. Good luck in your search.
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