Monday, November 20, 2006

Writing the dreaded cover letter....

So, since I am no longer a Citadel employee, I have decided to broaden my horizons and apply for some other jobs. I am no stranger to applying for jobs, keep in mind. For some reason though, I AM a stranger to the world of writing cover letters. How do you beg for a job when you don't want to sound like you're begging for a job? How do you know if they're any good? And now I'm faced with this daunting test yet again.

Now, I don't have to be applying for other jobs, I do have a job that I will be full time at come next week. But really, do I strike any of you as the accounting clerk type? Be honest now.... I just don't think it's a long term kind of thing for me. I don't mind it, that's for sure. It's pretty good. But if I know that I'm capable of much much more.

How do I convey the wonder that is me into a cover letter?

I sure don't know.

I'll keep you posted.


tuxandtales said...

Hey Trish! Saying goodbye to the Citadel sounds like an opportunity to go with your heart. So what is your heart telling you to do?

Sandi said...

take it upon yourself to pattent our decoy bush or the cape of wonders

J D Coulter said...

Hey Trishy, usually with a cover letter you just want to emphasize your good attributes and what motivates you to work well. Don't worry about looking like your begging, that's what cover letters are for. They are like an add that says "Buy me, I am perfect for you!"

Stranger said... or has some good tips..check it you can see what else is out there that might be more your I can't see you as the Accounting type!