I really need your help

July 28, 2011


2365 S Mayfield Ave

Chicago, IL 60652

Cell: (123)-555-1234


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Dear Elizabeth bennet

I really need your help! You have always been the more level-headed one between us since the beginning of our friendship ten years ago. You are also more knowledgeable than me when it comes to professional relations. Most importantly, I appreciate the fact that you can keep a secret.

I sent my resume to a headhunting company a month ago. At first, I thought that I did not get the management position I was applying for, but they contacted me two days ago and would like to schedule an interview within this week. They mentioned that this is an urgent hiring situation, so this would have been a great opportunity for me, that is, if I had not discovered just last week that I am pregnant.

I know that while companies should not discriminate against women who are pregnant, they would certainly not want to take on someone who will have to go on a long leave less than a year after being hired. As such, I don’t know if I should tell them about my condition immediately during the interview. I don’t think they will ask me, since I am not yet showing, but it seems wrong not to inform them. On the other hand, I really want this job and don’t want to risk losing the opportunity.

I am not very sure if I am thinking straight right now. Could you please give me your take on this? Thank you so much for your help. It means a lot to me.


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