Everyone knows that job hunting can be a draining process. When you get laid off, the stress and pressure you feel to find a new position right away can seriously affect your mental well-being. After a while, you start to wonder whether or not you're actually a good candidate for anything.
For Cindy Rose, she found out she was going to be laid off in the coming weeks, so she decided to be proactive and start her job search early. However, that involved a lot of asking around for reference letters, something her young daughter was apparently very interested in. Rose posted about what happened next on her LinkedIn page.
"I was recently given notice that my job, along with many others, is being eliminated on Nov. 15th. With that comes a full on job search. My 8 year old daughter is very interested in this entire process. So yesterday she asked me what I got accomplished related to my search. I explained to her that I had been following up on reference letters from people to share with potential employers. So she asked if she could write one. She googled 'how to write a reference letter' and while I was in the bath last night she typed this without any assistance. I’m so proud of her and tempted to actually use the letter. I mean who knows me better than her?"
The letter said:
"To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing this letter of reference to tell you why you should choose my mom for your job. My mom Cindy Rose has been a nurse for 26 years. For all the jobs she has had she has done she has been fantastic at them. She cooperates with other people, she is very hard working, kind, and is much focused. If you give her a task she will do it very nicely. She will make sure everything is in the right place. If there is someone sick or hurt she will take good care of them. She will also motivate people to do their work. My mom makes sure that moms and babies are the healthiest they can be. My mom is a business director but apparently jobs had to be removed to save money. She will do anything to help a nurse or doctor take care of a patient. She would never be rude or neglect a patient or co-worker. She will make sure nothing is poor anywhere she works.
The post went viral, with every commenting how touching it was to hear those words come from her own daughter. I, on the other hand, find it hard to believe that an 8-year-old girl could write this with no spelling mistakes, but I guess that's just the cynic in me.