My name is Michelle Konson and I’m applying for the writing position you posted on the website. I am excited to return to the workplace in a part time capacity after a fruitful career break to raise my 4 children.

I have always loved reading and writing, and still believe I have at least one book in me! I would be delighted to use my skills and talents in the position you are advertising. I would be excited to learning more about decision heuristics science – sounds fascinating!

To give you a little background about myself – After attaining my Business and Law degrees, I honed my legal and organizational skills at the largest and most prestigious law firm in South Africa, as well as one of the most impressive boutique hotels in the world. Both these experiences taught me the importance and essence of excellence in client relationships. I have a strong sense of always providing and producing the very best product and experience that is within my abilities.

Since that time I have been involved in a volunteer capacity in a number of arenas. My biggest role is in a field that I am passionate about in my native South Africa – raising funds and awareness of the AIDS pandemic and the catastrophic consequences thereof, particularly for orphaned children. I have organized an annual fundraiser for the past 9 years that has raised over $300 000 to date. My motivational, organizational and management skills have been used to benefit over 300 children across 3 orphanages. I have also particularly enjoyed indulging my creative side through producing and editing the school yearbook at my children’s school for the past 5 years. I am eager to move from a volunteer capacity to add even greater value to the workplace and community.

I am adaptable and am a leader in any sphere I enter. I have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and pay great attention to detail. Beyond my skills however, I believe I have character traits that would be a true asset to any organization I would join. I am honest, reliable, loyal and dependable.

If you’re seeking a competent and creative, highly productive individual, then I believe I am a strong candidate for the job. I would appreciate an interview to discuss the ways in which I could assist you in accomplishing your goals. Thank you for your consideration.


Michelle Konson

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