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To whom it may concern:

  • You have money.
  • I have skills.
  • Nature abhors an imbalance.


Please don't make me break out the Adam Smith on you.

~ M.


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Some days I am tempted to just make that my cover letter and be done with it. Other days I want to drop the please and insert a few others of the four-letter arrangement.

This actually isn't meant as anything angst-filled, more an acknowledgment that job hunters spend crazy amounts of time on those buggers and they're all such BS. "I am highly skilled in [objective 1 quoted from the advert], [objective 2], [buzz wordy jargon], and [objective 3]. I can technology and word, and have even been known to be a team player." It's all rather hilarious.

I'll admit, I haven't made the job hunt as much of a priority as I should have. Too exhausted, too soul-crushing. I'm on a bit of an upswing just now because of a work situation that is ridiculous and probably illegal, but equally I know if I brought up to my boss I'd be told to get over it. Which is telling. (I deserve better!) So I'm writing a lot of these letters, and the amount of work they take really is bizarre. It makes me smile, for some reason.

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lindahoyland
Mar. 17th, 2018 08:12 am (UTC)
Good luck with finding a better job.
mrowe
Mar. 17th, 2018 10:54 am (UTC)
Well, that cover letter would get you noticed...

Edited at 2018-03-17 10:55 am (UTC)
shirebound
Mar. 17th, 2018 12:19 pm (UTC)
You have money.
I have skills.
Nature abhors an imbalance.


*grins* A worthy employer would love that application.
sjames_centre
Mar. 17th, 2018 06:59 pm (UTC)
Try it!
Honestly, I hire new employees regularly and never really look at the cover letter (except the home address, maybe). I head right to the CV...
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