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The Goal Is Getting An Interview

I am discussing dos-and-don'ts of the cover letter with my friend Jesskah. It's an art, really, and you never know what the person on the other end wants to hear.

I dared her to submit the following cover letter to at least one job opening:
Dear Sir/Madam,

Please love me as I am. 

I have an arts degree and have attached a photocopy of the most expensive piece of paper I own. 


P.S. I have included naked photos of myself.


Vanessa said…
YES! I also dare her to do the same. If I were an employer I would get her in for an interview just because of that cover letter.
But I am not an employer.
Nor am I implying that I'd like to see naked pictures of her. Just made me laugh. And was different.
Beth said…
Vaness, I'm glad it made you laugh. I live to entertain...
afro-chick said…

i'm LOL all over vancouver.

jesskah is brilliant.
Katie V. said…
Ok, did she accept the dare? Because I loved the line about the expensive piece of paper. Sad I missed this hang out! lol
shellieos said…
AHAHAHAHA!!! I'm in. I would pay some money if she would.
Steve C said…
Great practical book to read - "48 Days to the Work You Love". BTW - the cover letter wouldn't work for a church position (at least it shouldn't).
Beth said…
girls - you know it would never happen. that's why it's funny.

steve - thanks for the book recommendation! and actually, she does work for a church.

everyone - the naked pictures comment is making fun of two things:
1. the sketchy postings i've seen for "personal assistants"
2. our human tendency to overshare/try too hard to make people like us.

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