anzila: (*Headdesk*)
[personal profile] anzila
I swear, cover letters have to be the most contradictory impossible to write pieces of BS I've ever encountered, and I went to a Liberal Arts college.

Date: 2011-01-25 03:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] teal-deer.livejournal.com
yes

yes they are

Date: 2011-01-25 04:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anzila.livejournal.com
They redefine BS

Date: 2011-01-25 03:53 am (UTC)
lyrangalia: (XKCD boomdeyada)
From: [personal profile] lyrangalia
Yes. Yes they are.

But on the other hand, write about three or four of them and by then you have enough generic "this is why I'm good and this is why your place of employment is interesting and why you should hire me" claptrap to copy and paste into any number of cover letters!

Date: 2011-01-25 04:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anzila.livejournal.com
"I have these qualifications and would like money to live. Please hire me. :|"

Date: 2011-01-25 04:58 am (UTC)
lyrangalia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lyrangalia
Yeah but I don't think you're supposed to tell them that you need money to live. I think you're supposed to tell them how special they are and how much you admire their products/work ethic/stance on African swallows, and then beg for a job.

Sometimes I'm tempted to write it in crayon.

Date: 2011-01-25 05:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anzila.livejournal.com
That could work.

"I drew you a pretty picture of us holding hands. I'll be your best friend of you hire me. Also, here is a paper mache ash tray."

Date: 2011-01-25 07:05 am (UTC)
lyrangalia: (House facepalm)
From: [personal profile] lyrangalia
Whoa, you'd go for paper mache? I was just going to use play doh. :(

Date: 2011-01-25 09:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigerzahn.livejournal.com
When you're five you're taught that honesty is the best policy in goddamn everything.

When you're an adult, you laugh at the concept with the kind of amusement usually only reserved for howler monkeys.

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