Controller Cover Letter – 2

July 16, 2011

Austin Parker,
1234, West 67 Street,
Carlisle, MA 01741,
(123)-456 7890.

Dear Mr. Parker:

It is a long way we’ve come from those early race cars run in 1948 to the dynamic cars we have today, from the first NASCAR race in Daytona to the intricately engineered tracks of the present. Truly the exciting history of NASCAR is even more eventful today.

Those early days have disappeared, like the physician who made house calls, but they will never be forgotten. And neither will I forget my early years growing up in California, where my mother worked for an exhaust manifold manufacturer, Edelbrock, and my husband raced motorcycles. We attended NASCAR races at Riverside and Ontario Speedways in the early ’70s.

Over the years, though, I built not race cars, but a career in accounting and finance, moving across the country (no longer by motorcycle but by car), eventually settling in Charlottetown in 1990. During this period I assumed responsible positions as a controller, operations manager, or finance manager, with wide-ranging challenges, from accounting and finance to operations, information and systems integration, and human resources.

With each opportunity came new challenges. With each advancement and move, I went through the same experience-a desire to grow and build value within each organization I joined. Along the way, I became even more enchanted with NASCAR events, frequently traveling on weekends to races in Charlotte, Bristol, Martinsville, and Atlanta. And two years ago, I took “NASCAR 101” (my name) at Central Community College to learn more about racing, its advertising and promotion strategies, and pre- and post-race driver activities. I even toured Lowe’s Motor Speedway. The class, presented by NASCAR TV commentator Tony Raines, was enlightening, engaging, and exhilarating.

Over the last few years, I’ve been preparing myself for the next step: to apply these skills to an organization within the NASCAR industry. My children are grown, and, with fewer familial obligations, my life has changed. Now I would like to join a winning NASCAR team. During this period of change, I view my situation much as Napoleon did when asked how he intended to combat seemingly insurmountable circumstances. His reply: “Circumstances? . . . I make circumstances.”

If you are interested and have a need for someone with my skills, a desire to work hard, and enthusiasm for NASCAR, then give me the green flag. To quote William D. Smith, Vice President of the Jewel Tea Company back in 1948 (and it still makes sense today): “Take your job seriously-but don’t take yourself too seriously. Believe that HOW you work is more important than WHERE you work [unless it’s NASCAR] . . . To keep young you must play and you must have fun; make your job and your life a game-and play the game to win.”

If you need a capable, devoted, and hardworking professional, I may be able to help. Can we talk?

Sincerely,

Richard Anderson

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