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I'm writing about the Product Manager job thing at Google Docs. I saw it on your website and thought I'd give it a try.
Dear Hiring Manager, I am writing to express my interest in the Product Manager position at Google Docs, as advertised on your website.

Evaluation - Informal and lacks a clear introduction.

Fixes - Start with a professional greeting and introduce yourself and your purpose for writing.

I have some experience in product stuff from working at some startups.
I have accumulated valuable experience in product management through my roles at several startups.

Evaluation - Vague and lacks detail.

Fixes - Provide specific details about your experience in product management at startups.

I did some product things at one startup, like making an app or something. It got a bunch of downloads, so I guess that's good. I did some things with the team, and people liked it, I think.
At my previous startup, I spearheaded the development of a mobile app that garnered over 100,000 downloads, showcasing my ability to drive successful product launches and collaborate effectively within a team.

Evaluation - Lacks specifics and quantifiable achievements.

Fixes - Highlight a specific project, its impact, and your contributions.

I saw that Google Docs is a thing that a lot of people use. It's a big company, I guess. I like big companies, and Google is one of the biggest, right? So, I thought maybe I could help with Google Docs.
I am deeply impressed by Google Docs' widespread utility and Google's reputation as a global technology leader. I am eager to contribute my skills and passion to enhance Google Docs' offerings.

Evaluation - Lacks a strong expression of interest in the role and company.

Fixes - Express genuine enthusiasm for Google Docs and the role of a Product Manager.

I'm not really sure what product managers do exactly, but I think they talk to people and make things better. I'm okay at talking to people, and I like making things better, so maybe I can do that here.
While I may not have an exhaustive understanding of the Product Manager role, I believe it involves collaborating with stakeholders, gathering insights, and optimizing products. My strong communication skills and passion for innovation make me well-suited for this role.

Evaluation - Lacks understanding of the role and doesn't effectively convey qualifications.

Fixes - Research and briefly explain the role of a Product Manager and how your skills align with it.

I heard Google is all about organizing information and stuff. That sounds cool. I think I can help with that, maybe.
Google's commitment to organizing information aligns with my own passion for streamlining processes and improving user experiences. I am confident in my ability to contribute to this mission through my product management expertise.

Evaluation - Vague and lacks a clear value proposition.

Fixes - Provide specific ways you can contribute to Google's mission.

I attached my resume. It's got some stuff about my startup job and other things I did. I hope it's okay.
I have attached my resume, which provides detailed information about my experiences and qualifications, including my successful product launches and cross-functional collaboration at startups.

Evaluation - Lacks professionalism and doesn't encourage further reading of the resume.

Fixes - Encourage the hiring manager to review your resume and briefly mention a key achievement or qualification.

Thanks for looking at this letter, I guess. I hope we can talk more about the job.
Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss my qualifications and potential contributions to the Product Manager role at Google Docs in more detail.

Evaluation - Ending is too casual and lacks a call to action.

Fixes - End with a professional closing statement and express eagerness to discuss the opportunity further.